Police Law Department

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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 misfeasance in public office and malicious prosecution claims. Further noted for handling personal injury matters and employer liability issues. 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 Commentators note: ''The team is very well organised, structured and easy to work with.''

Another source adds: ''They are a very capable team.''

Work highlights Represented South Wales Police in claims for personal injury and other losses made following a road traffic accident involving a police vehicle.

Notable practitioners

Adrian Oliver handles range of public liability and civil claims made against police forces. Sources say: ''He is very easy to work with and has a good sense of judgement.''

Melanie Standley handles a wide range of public and employers' liability claims made against the police. Market commentators highlight her ability to handle complex, large-scale cases.