Claims made against the police, and also against the courts, by their very nature tend to arise from criminal investigations. However, these claims are brought in the civil courts, and so a knowledge of both criminal and civil procedure is essential in order to advise clients effectively of their rights and remedies. At Lansbury Worthington we are well placed to provide this advice given our particular areas of expertise: criminal defence work and civil law (personal injury) claims.
Our team of three lawyers, headed by Charles Worthington, has expertise in bringing civil claims for compensation both against the police and against the Court Services.
We have dealt recently with cases involving arrests on a previously cancelled arrest warrant, incorrect calculation of release dates and unlawful detention beyond the correct release date, and claims for ex-gratia payments following wrongful conviction. These cases can usually be conducted on a “no win-no fee” basis.
Contact us about:
- False imprisonment arising from wrongful arrest
- Wrongful execution of arrest warrants
- Detention in custody beyond release date
- Malicious prosecution
- Assaults whilst in detention
- Deaths in custody/inquests
- Wrongful convictions
- Complaints against police, including matters referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).