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 Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.
St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
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