Jennie acts on behalf of police forces in cases touching upon all aspects of police law. She is particularly experienced in civil actions (claims for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment, personal injury, compromise of personal data, discrimination, and misfeasance in public office) and actions under the Human Rights Act.
She has also advised on the use of Covert Human Intelligence Sources and the interception of communications data under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and Investigatory Powers Act 2016. She is particularly experienced in matters of sensitive operational policing, counter-terrorism and the use of covert sources and witness protection measures.
Jennie is regularly instructed to advise police forces on the
Jennie is experienced in asset recovery; restraint orders, account forfeiture orders and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She is regularly instructed to represent forces in judicial reviews of policing decisions.
She regularly represents forces and other public bodies at inquests and inquiries, with a particular specialism in deaths in police custody.
Jennie is a specialist in acting for the Appropriate Authority in police disciplinary and misconduct proceedings, including appeals to the PAT and judicial review. Due to her experience in public and criminal law, she regularly advises on the cross-over between regulatory and criminal proceedings.
Jennie provides a holistic and accessible service, from the drafting of the initial notice to appeal. She is always available to provide a steer to PSD officers and lawyers throughout the process.
Jennie is listed as a Leading Junior in the Legal 500 2021 for Police Law: “She is determined, knowledgeable and accessible.’