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Actions Against The Police

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With 35 years of experience, DPP Law’s team featuring expert AATP solicitor, Iain Gould, will work to get the best result possible when holding the police to account. Speak with our experts if you have experienced discrimination, human rights breaches, excessive force, false imprisonment, illegal searches or any other transgression of this kind.

Having expert guidance is key to finding solutions and keeping your community safe

If you’re concerned about holding the police to account, having experts guide and support you is key. DPP Law knows how important it is to ensure that any police officers who have behaved in a way that’s unprofessional, unethical or illegal should have action taken against them.

Every case serves as a push for the force to crack down on any negative behaviour and helps to keep your community safer.

If you are looking for a solicitor to sue the police, DPP Law has extensive experience in this field and have helped individuals to take legal action over the following incidents and more:

Wrongful arrest

DPP Law can support you if you suspect you’ve been taken into custody wrongfully, or if you believe the police used excessive force or didn’t have just cause. Whether it’s due to your appearance, background or other reasons, you can make a wrongful or unlawful arrest claim. Find out more about how DPP Law’s specialist wrongful arrest solicitors can assist you.

Assault by a police officer

Assault by a police officer is a serious crime and you should have the support of DPP Law’s expert team to be able to take legal action immediately. Feeling safe around our law enforcers is so important, and it can be an incredibly confusing situation if you have been physically attacked or assaulted by police officers. It’s highly likely that DPP Law can assist you in making a claim to seek justice and reinstate your trust in our police officers.

Human rights breaches

It’s DPP Law’s passion to uphold the respect of our human rights, and they should be upheld no matter what. But, people aren’t always aware of the full scope of their rights so having DPP Law’s expertise is key to having the right support in your case. If you feel as though your human rights have been infringed, this is a serious matter and so have our experts at the ready to take decisive action.

Malicious prosecution

Dealing with a malicious prosecution case can be incredibly distressing, so having experts support you makes it much easier. With DPP Law’s support, you can relax knowing everything is taken care of and potentially look at compensation surpassing £10,000. However, it is important to know that you cannot claim malicious prosecution for ongoing cases or cases in which you were not found innocent.

Misfeasance in public office

Misfeasance in public office can completely ruin your trust in law enforcement, so if a law enforcer seems to be abusing their power, it’s incredibly important that legal action is taken. Reporting this immediately and having the experts at DPP Law guide you throughout is how to get the best result out of the case, along with the right support for you on a personal level. Not sure if you have a case? Get in touch with DPP Law, let us build a strong case and potentially achieve upwards of £25,000 in compensation.

Unlawful searches

The police are allowed to enter your property without permission or a warrant if there is a danger to life or an arrestable offender believed to be within the premises. However, beyond these reasons, they’re not allowed to conduct searches. DPP Law is happy to help you with any unlawful search claims, and has experts ready to build a strong case to get you the best result and a potential compensation payout of up to £23,000.

DPP Law will always listen and use their expertise to support you however possible

DPP Law’s passionate team of specialists have over three decades’ worth of experience in suing the police and standing up for individuals who have been mistreated by law enforcement officials.

Our specialist Actions Against the Police solicitor, Iain Gould, has over 25 years of experience in dealing with cases of this matter and specialises in compensation claims.

We have an excellent track record of achieving compensation for our clients even after an initial claim has been rejected.

In 2009, we represented a client from Bradford in a case of assault and false imprisonment, despite an earlier claim being denied, allowing him to be granted a £15,000 settlement and a formal apology.

How can DPP Law police complaints solicitors help you?

DPP Law will utilise all the expertise of our police complaints solicitors, and specialise in actions against the police. If you have been treated unfairly or unlawfully by a police officer, or your human rights have been breached, you can trust our team to handle your case with care and understanding. and we’ll work to ensure you have the strongest case possible.

Get in touch with us today to speak to our experts, who are ready to help and are passionate in working to ensure you have the strongest case possible to get the best result.

In 2009, we represented a client from Bradford in a case of assault and false imprisonment, despite an earlier claim being denied, allowing him to be granted a £15,000 settlement and a formal apology.

Actions Against the Police: Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make A Complaint Against the Police To The IOPC (Formerly Known as the IPPC)?

Yes.

How much does it cost to claim compensation against the police?

This heavily depends on the case in question and the approach of your own legal representatives.

You may qualify your legal aid. Otherwise, we can act by no win no fee agreement. 

Are there time limits for taking action against the police?

Yes. Personal injury claims including assault claims must be made within 3 years from the date of the injury.

Unlawful action claims, including wrongful arrest and false imprisonment, can be made within 6 years from the date of detention.

Can I sue the police if they use false evidence to justify an arrest?

Yes – if you are able to prove that the evidence in question is false and that the police had sufficient motive to fabricate it and commit police misconduct.

How much will my civil claim be worth?

Depending on the nature of the claim in question, the compensation you receive upon successfully making a claim against the police forces could amount to anything from a few hundred pounds to £500,000 – or even more.

As your legal representatives and advisors, DPP Law can offer you:

  • Trustworthy 24-hour expert legal advice, counsel and support
  • More than 30 years’ of experience
  • Clarity and transparency throughout

How can DPP Law police complaints solicitors help you?

DPP are a law firm of solicitors specialising in actions against the police. If you have been treated unfairly or unlawfully by a police officer, or your human rights have been breached, get in touch with us today.

We will do everything we can to assist you in putting your case together. Civil action against the police is your right if you have experienced misconduct.

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