John Smith

Police Law Barristers

Police Law

The Police Law team at 9 Gough Chambers have represented the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, various constabularies, national police organisations and numerous claimants for over 25 years in all aspects of police law:

  • Civil disputes concerning the police at High Court and County Court level (false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault, misfeasance in public office, warrant and trespass claims).
  • Civil proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Employers’ Liability and Public Liability claims
  • Judicial review proceedings
  • Inquests
  • Public Inquiries
  • Disciplinary proceedings and Police Authority appeals concerning serving officers
  • Police led applications such Sex Offender Orders, Proceeds of Crime Orders, Closure Orders and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders
  • Firearms applications and appeals
  • Disputes arising out of the seizure, retention and delivery up of privileged or copyright materials, goods and property
  • Public Interest Immunity applications and disclosure in the civil, criminal and family courts
  • Licensing
  • Operational and policy matters

Ever since the introduction of 'Police law' as an area of practice in the UK Legal Directories in 1998, practitioners at 9 Gough Chambers have been regularly ranked and highly recommended.

Our barristers are happy to provide training to constabularies and other organisations on a variety of topics. For more information, please contact our clerking team.

Contact us

For more information please call our clerks on
020 7832 0500 or Email »

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