Claim Time Limits

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There are certain time limits when it comes to making a claim against the police. If you feel you have a claim, you should act sooner than later. Likewise if you haven’t already made a claim, there could still be time.

Time Limit For Claims Against The Police

  • Discrimination – six months, less one day from the act happening
  • Human Rights Act claims – one year less one day from the breach of the relevant article
  • Police Complaint – one year from the act in question actually happening
  • Assault, false imprisonment, trespass, negligence, malicious prosecution – three years if claiming personal injury, otherwise it’s six years

If you would like to know more about claim time limits, get in touch with our action against police solicitors.

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