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Clyde & Co LLP

Police Law: Mainly Defendant

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive practice representing police forces and their insurers in matters often involving deaths and injuries in police custody. Offers additional experience acting for police forces on high-profile terrorism matters and claims brought under Articles 2 and 8 of the Human Rights Act. Also represents police forces against claims for misfeasance, negligence, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. Further noted for focusing on cases surrounding domestic violence following police involvement.

Strengths

Interviewees praise the team for its "considerable strengths in running police litigation, which include key requirements of attention and thoroughness, coupled with strong tactical awareness and excellent communication skills and client relations."

Work highlights

Advised the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police on causation and quantum issues after the force admitted liability for an injury sustained by the claimant and caused when they were hit with a police baton.

Notable practitioners

Laurie Swain handles a range of civil actions against the police such as false imprisonment, breaches of the Human Rights Act and misfeasance claims.
"He is hugely experienced, incredibly efficient and has a really strong understanding of civil law police practice." "A particular strength of Laurie Swain is persuading the other side to discontinue litigation, which he has done many times over the years."

Sadie Seabrook has a varied police practice which includes advising on claims such as false imprisonment and breach of Human Rights Act claims.

Siobhan Mullins is held in high esteem for her substantial experience acting for police forces on complex and high-profile claims. She represents forces in claims including deaths in custody, misfeasance in public office and assault allegations.

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Police Law: Mainly Defendant

Clyde & Co LLP

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St Botolph Building

138 Houndsditch

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 7AR

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Police Law: Mainly Defendant


Laurie Swain
Associates to watch
Sadie Seabrook
Band 3
Siobhan Mullins
Band 1