Overview

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.

Police Law Barristers

Tom Little QC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Giles Mooney QC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Vincent Williams


Call: 1985

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Jeremy Crowther


Call: 1991

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Claire Harden-Frost


Call: 2000

James Thacker


Call: 2001

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Emily Verity


Call: 2003

Jennifer Newcomb


Call: 2006

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Jennifer Oborne


Call: 2007

Thom Dyke


Call: 2007

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

William Dean


Call: 2011

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

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