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Police Law: Mainly Defendant

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What the team is known for

Established practice acting for forces and insurers on police misfeasance, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment claims, and offering further experience in employers' liability matters. Well versed in defending claims brought under the Human Rights Act and Terrorism Act. Also continues to act on cases in relation to human trafficking.

Strengths

Respondents praise the lawyers for being "extremely knowledgeable, meticulous in preparation with a structured approach to cases, and robust negotiators with a good rate of success."

Another interviewee highlights the team's "outstanding reputation in police law."

Work highlights

Acted for the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police on claims of alleged negligence and breach of duty.

Notable practitioners

Daniel West represents police forces in London and the South East on a variety of claims including malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. He also offers expertise in defending multi-track trials. He is increasingly active in claims brought under the Human Rights and Data Protection Acts.
"Daniel is superbly organised and thorough, with an impressive depth of knowledge of police law and procedure." "He is a great communicator with clients and always has their needs in focus."

Orla Scanlan heads the firm's national police practice. She is esteemed for her vast experience defending complex police-related matters, such as death in custody, false imprisonment and misfeasance in public office, on behalf of forces across the country.
"Orla deals with complex cases with ease; she is diligent, pragmatic, knowledgeable and a robust negotiator." "She is definitely the best solicitor in private practice in police cases."

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Police Law: Mainly Defendant


Daniel West
Up and Coming
Orla Scanlan
Band 1