Actions Against the Police

If you feel you’ve been wronged by the police, or they’ve failed to live up to their duty to protect you or someone close to you, it’s time to speak up. Complaints against the police is a serious business, and victims don’t have to suffer in silence.

Here at DPP Law, our team of police complaints solicitors are dedicated to getting our clients the justice they deserve. We’re experts in the police complaints procedure, and strive to get the best possible outcome for each and every one of our clients.

We understand that making a complaint against the police can be a stressful experience. That’s why we’re on hand 24 hours a day to provide legal advice and counsel, as well as expert guidance through the entire police complaints process.

Our Service Areas

Can I make a claim?

Don’t suffer in silence. If you’re thinking of making a claim against the police, our dedicated team of solicitors will stand by you every step of the way. FIND OUT MORE

Wrongful arrest/false imprisonment

Wrongful arrest occurs when the police place a person under arrest without just cause. If you feel you’ve been the victim of wrongful arrest contact us. FIND OUT MORE

Police assault and battery claims

If you feel you’ve been assaulted by the police, a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to assist you with your next steps. FIND OUT MORE

Malicious Prosecution

If you’ve been wrongly prosecuted, you have a case against the police. Speak with one of our expert solicitors to discuss what you should do next. FIND OUT MORE

Human rights act claims

If you’ve been mistreated by the police, they may have been in violation of the Human Rights Act. Our expert team will be delighted to chat with you about taking this further. FIND OUT MORE

Making a complaint

If you feel a police officer has failed in their job to protect you, don’t suffer in silence. Our solicitors will guide you throughout the complaints process. FIND OUT MORE

Claim time limits

There are certain time limits in place when making a complaint against the police, so if you want to make a claim you should act sooner rather than later. FIND OUT MORE

Cost of Making Claim

The claims we make against the police are on a no win no fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pick up the bill if your claim is unsuccessful. FIND OUT MORE

Misfeasance in public office

If a police officer abuses their powers, they can be charged with misfeasance in public office. If this has happened to you, don’t be afraid to report it. We’ll be with you every step of the way. FIND OUT MORE

Police station representation and advice

Making a complaint against the police can be a nerve racking experience. That’s why one of our dedicated team will be more than happy to offer support and advice should you wish to make the complaint at the police station. FIND OUT MORE

Representation in court

Our dedicated team of solicitors have decades of experience in representing our clients in court. We’ll present a strong defence and obtain the best result possible for your case. FIND OUT MORE

Data protection

The police are responsible for holding a large amount of confidential data. If you feel that they have breached the Data Protection Act, you have the right to make a claim. FIND OUT MORE

Unlawful searches

The police don’t automatically have the right to search your premises, they need a warrant. If you feel you’ve been unlawfully searched, you can take action. FIND OUT MORE

Police trespass claims

If the police have trespassed on your property without an invitation, you could have grounds to take action against them. Contact one of our expert solicitors to discuss your next steps. FIND OUT MORE


Sometimes, peaceful protesters are subject to abuse by the police. If you feel you’ve been abused as a protester, we can help you take action. FIND OUT MORE

Case studies

Take a look at some of our case studies to see how we’ve obtained justice for our clients. FIND OUT MORE

Actions Against the Police FAQs

If you have a question on how DPP Law can help your claim against the police, read our FAQs section for answers. FIND OUT MORE
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