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Dolmans

Police Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Notable defendant team with a strong presence in Wales and the West Midlands. Advises a number of forces on failure to investigate, misfeasance in public office and malicious prosecution claims. Also demonstrates experience acting for police clients in defence of class actions involving multiple claimants. Represents forces as interested parties in inquests concerning deaths following police contact.

Strengths

Sources praise the team for its "level of knowledge and breadth of work."

Work highlights

Represented West Midlands Police in its defence of a group litigation arising out of Hillsborough disaster.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Oliver focuses his practice on the defence of actions made against police forces, including civil claims and inquests.
"He is very client-focused."

Melanie Standley specialises in representing police forces in a variety of cases such as public and employers' liability claims and those involving death following police custody.
"She has very good attention to detail."

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UK-wide

Police Law: Mainly Defendant


Adrian Oliver
Band 2
Melanie Standley
Band 2