Malicious Prosecution

Have you been prosecuted and acquitted for an offence, knowing that the police didn’t have enough evidence in the first place to charge you? You may believe they had some other motive for bringing the prosecution, other than to bring you to justice. If so, you may have a claim for malicious prosecution.

Our Civil Liberties team have successfully represented many clients in cases where, for example the police have fabricated evidence against the suspect in order to cover up for serious failings on their part, such as:

  • assault and battery
  • false imprisonment
  • or to stop the suspect being able to complain about these failings.

In such cases there has been a gross injustice and abuse of power and the victims may have suffered months of anxiety fearing a serious conviction, attending court multiple times and sometimes having to pursue their case to appeal before they are acquitted.

These claims can be complicated, particularly since it involves proving not just what the police did, but also what their motive was for doing it, making it difficult, but all the more important, to pursue challenges.

Our Civil Liberties team have a proven track record in succeeding in even the most complex cases and have secured substantive sums of compensation for victims in such cases. Our solicitors have won many awards for their work in challenging police injustice.

We are known as one of the leading law firms for malicious prosecution claims, particularly in relation to high profile protests. In recent years Hodge Jones & Allen has represented those arrested at G20 protests, Critical Mass events and demonstrations against the arms trade.

All of our lawyers are passionate about their work and have a reputation for fighting tenaciously for their clients no matter what obstacles they face.

Client stories

  • Our client attended the ‘last orders on the tube party’ before the alcohol ban on the London Underground came into force. He was arrested and charged with violent disorder and assaulting a police officer. It was alleged that our client had punched a police officer, but it was in fact our client who was assaulted by the police officer. Photographs of the officer’s assault appeared in the national press.
  • We pursued a claim against the police for malicious prosecution, assault and false imprisonment. The police agreed to pay £10,000 in compensation after police video evidence clearly showed the officer attacking our client.

Our Civil Liberties & Human Rights Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience and have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 231 6369 today.

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