Solicitors Specialising in Police Complaints

Police complaints are just one of the ways that we can assist you in holding police forces and officers to account for their actions. Complaints are normally pursued alongside claims for compensation; however they can be brought in their own right, in any situation where you believe you have been mistreated by the police or where you seek an apology or disciplinary proceedings against an officer.

Some common areas of complaint are:

  • Use of excessive and/or unjustified force;
  • Abuse of power, e.g. wrongful arrest, unlawful stop and search,, failure to investigate an offence;
  • Harassment by police officers; and
  • Discrimination

If you would like to speak with one of our team about your situation please call us on 0808 252 9542.

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Specialist Guidance

Our experienced and dedicated team of solicitors know how  complex, challenging and emotionally demanding the process can be and they will guide you through every step of the way. They can assist you from the initial complaint, to an appeal to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC); and where necessary, a judicial review of the IOPC’s decision.

Successful Track Record

Our team has brought successful complaints in high profile cases, such as the death of Fiona Pilkington which resulted in misconduct proceedings against officers who failed to investigate her complaints of harassment. They have secured apologies from various forces including from Essex Police following their mistreatment of those arrested during the Dale Farm evictions and from the Metropolitan Police following the unlawful arrest of an anti-monarchist demonstrator during the Royal Wedding in 2011.

Why come to Hodge Jones & Allen?

With 40 years Experience

We have been helping individuals bring complaints against the police and other public bodies since the firm was founded.

Proven expertise

We have a strong track record of achieving successful and favourable outcomes for our clients. We are independently recognised as some of the UK’s best lawyers in this field.

Compassionate approach

We understand how difficult legal proceedings are and always take a compassionate and caring approach when dealing with our clients

How to get in touch with us & what happens next

  • 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 solicitors contact us by telephone or through our online form.

  • We’ll gather the information to review your case

Once we have spoken to you and obtained the details of your complaint we will be able to let you know whether we can assist you. If we are able to assist one of our specialist solicitors will be in touch to discuss the case with you in more detail and talk about your options.


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