St Pauls Chambers have a number of advocates who possess the range of skills necessary to advise and represent police officers in criminal and misconduct proceedings, including experience of major investigations conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and deaths in custody.

The Police Discipline and Police Regulations team at St Pauls Chambers is led by Sam Green KC. The experience of members in this field is vast, and the team often acts before the Police Appeals Tribunal, both in terms of overturning and upholding decisions made by the panel.

What Are Police Discipline & Police Regulations?

Under the umbrella of police law are police discipline and police regulations. Police forces often require independent legal advice on a vast range of matters involving discipline in the police, including:

  • Judicial review
  • Their statutory powers
  • Issues within police disciplinary procedures
  • Inquests
  • Disability discrimination claims
  • Police pensions disputes
  • Their relationship with their Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioners sometimes require legal advice about what they can and should be doing to hold the forces for which they are responsible to account.

Matters of police discipline and police regulations should not be confused with actions against the police, which are civil claims for compensation made through the courts.

Representing Police Forces

Members have experience in representing police forces with issues across the board of police discipline and police regulations. Cases with judgements in the public domain include:

  • R (Fisher) v Chief Constable of Northumbria: a dispute over police injury pensions.
  • R (Flint) v Chief Constable of North Yorkshire: a dispute over sick pay entitlement.
  • R (Chief Constable of North Yorkshire) v IPCC: whether or not it is lawful to refuse to record a complaint about Chief Constable declining to investigate alleged criminal wrongdoing personally.

Our team also has recent experience of acting for Police and Crime Commissioners alleging the unjust enrichment of former Chief Constables by the making of extra-statutory payments.

We have a number of advocates who possess the range of skills necessary to advise and represent police officers in criminal and misconduct proceedings, including experience of major investigations conducted by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and deaths in custody. Additionally, we also have experience in presenting for forces, as well as advising and drafting written responses to charges.

Police Discipline & Police Regulations Experience

At St Pauls Chambers, we have police discipline barristers who are well-equipped to provide advice regarding police discipline cases and, where necessary, advocacy spanning a wide range of issues. Written advice is turned around quickly and is well-researched and clearly expressed.

St Pauls Chambers is a recognised leader in the field of police misconduct hearings, with experience under the 1999, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2020 Police (Conduct) Regulations. Our strong team are skilled in all areas of police discipline and police regulations, and experience with specific cases includes:

  • Presenting a case against an officer accused of BNP membership.
  • Defending officers accused of a failed harassment.
  • Officers accused of gross misconduct.

If you or your client would like to be represented by one of our excellent police discipline and police regulations barristers, please contact us. We’ll assign someone with the correct level of expertise and experience to assist with your case, no matter how complex the issue.

“The clerking team is responsive, extremely approachable and knowledgeable”

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Get in touch

For further information and enquiries please contact our clerks team.

Police Discipline & Police Regulations Barristers

Sam Green KC

Sam Green KC

Joint Head of Chambers

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Nicholas Worsley KC

Nicholas Worsley KC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2023

James Bourne-Arton

James Bourne-Arton KC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2024

Helen Chapman

Helen Chapman

Call: 2006

George Hazel-Owram

George Hazel-Owram

Call: 2012

Kristina Goodwin

Kristina Goodwin

Call: 2013

Jessica Heggie

Jessica Heggie

Call: 2017

Harry Crowson

Harry Crowson

Call: 2018

Ellie Guildford

Eleanor Guildford

Call: 2021

Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
Leeds
LS1 5JF

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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