Birnberg Peirce & Partners

Police Law Department

UK-wide
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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.

Notable practitioners


Harriet Wistrich
is hailed for her pioneering work acting on women’s rights cases. She is highly sought after for matters related to violence against women, women deceived by undercover police officers and women appealing murder convictions for killing abusive partners.
"Harriet's work is just extraordinary; she gets the most incredible cases." "I think her general intelligence and commitment to clients is fantastic."


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 is fantastic." "She remains remarkably calm in the most provocative and difficult circumstances. She is brilliant at winning the trust of clients." "She has a great ability to see the bigger picture."