Actions Against the Police

Hodge Jones & Allen is nationally recognised as one of the leading law firms for bringing civil actions against police. Our renowned team is fearless in challenging the police and has a longstanding history of successfully holding the police to account for abuses of power, unlawful acts or omissions, and misconduct and achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our dedicated solicitors have secured many awards for their tenacious determination in holding the police to account where the police have acted illegally or unfairly.

We act for individuals who have been ill treated at the hands of the police or who have been wrongly caught up in the criminal justice system, including protestors and victims of crime. We have acted for many high profile clients but equally we act for those whose cases who do not receive any publicity at all. Whatever, the nature of your claim, you will receive the same high level of service tailored to your needs.

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Our specialist solicitors team can help

  • Complaints against the police and representation throughout police misconduct proceedings
  • Civil actions against the police including:
    • False imprisonment, unlawful detention and loss of liberty
    • Assault and battery
    • Data Protection Act/misuse of private information claims
    • Human rights breaches
    • Negligence and failure to investigate
    • Misfeasance and misconduct in public office
    • Discrimination and claims under the Equality Act
    • Malicious prosecution
    • Trespass to property or goods
  • Challenging policing decisions and police powers
  • Inquests into deaths in police custody or following contact with the police

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

Experienced Lawyers

Our civil liberties & human rights team pursue disciplinary proceedings and the full range of civil actions against the police. We have a wealth of experience in obtaining apologies, compensation, deletion of client data from police databases and changes to police practice. By working closely with our large criminal defence team where needed, clients benefit from a comprehensive level of service unmatched by most firms in this field.

Members of Police Action Lawyers Group

Our solicitors are active members of the Police Action Lawyers Group, a national organisation comprised of solicitors and barristers who specialise in representing claimants against the police. They are also, ranked as one of the top 10 firms in the UK for this area of law in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Supportive & Guidance

Our lawyers are here to empower clients, and give them a voice against abuse of power,  police and misconduct. We understand how difficult it can be to challenge the state and we vow to make this process as easy as possible.

How to make an Action the Against Police claim

  • Contact our highly experienced team

Whatever your needs our team of highly experienced solicitors can provide you with the help and advice you need. To seek advice from our specialist team of human rights solicitors you should contact one of our experienced team free, either by telephone or through our online form.

  • We’ll gather the information to review your case

Once we have all the information we need we will then let you know if you have a case which we can assist with. Following us completing the case review if you have a case which we can help with we will then arrange a time to meet or talk through to discuss your needs and particular situation in greater detail.

  • Help you with the best resolution

You will then be allocated a solicitor specialising in the field to help you find the best possible resolution during a stressful and often sensitive time.

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