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Birnberg Peirce & Partners

Police Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Revered civil liberties firm acting for claimants on civil actions against the police and state institutions. Significant exposure to high-profile police claims relating to failure to investigate claims of rape and domestic violence. Key focus on unlawful detention, particularly in the area of immigration.

Strengths

Sources praise the team for "fighting the corner of its clients."

Notable practitioners

Harriet Wistrich is hailed for her pioneering work acting on women’s rights cases. She is highly sought after for matters relating to violence against women, women deceived by undercover police officers and women appealing murder convictions for killing abusive partners.
"Harriet is legendary in term of trailblazing work she has done for women." "She is absolutely phenomenal in terms of her strategic ability."

Marcia Willis-Stewart is reputed for her work acting for claimants in actions against the police. She frequently handles high-profile inquests and police-related human rights claims.
"She has impressive strategic abilities." "She is particularly fantastic in client care and sets the standard for that."

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Police Law: Mainly Claimant


Harriet K Wistrich
Star Individuals
Marcia Willis-Stewart
Band 1