Provided by Irwin Mitchell
The department is unique amongst claimant police law firms as it sits within a larger Public Law department in a national law firm with teams in 8 city centre offices focusing on judicial review and health and social care work. The team profits from its in-depth knowledge of human rights and administrative law, a desire to seek out policy challenges to produce benefits for the wider public, and a crucial understanding of the interaction between police forces, mental health services and social services. This is particularly attractive to disability charities when referring claims under the Equality Act. Additionally, we receive a significant number of referrals from INQUEST as well as other charities.
Advises clients on breaches of the Human Rights and Data Protection Acts. Represents families in inquests into deaths in custody and following contact with the police. Offers broad coverage with offices across the country. Acts on matters arising from failure to investigate claims. Continued involvement in cases arising from the use of Tasers.
One interviewee highlights the firm's client care, stating: "The service we received was exemplary."
Represented the family of Jessica Ladkin in an inquest into her death following a police pursuit.
Gus Silverman has a broad police law practice, with notable experience acting in civil claims against the police and public authorities. He advises claimants on matters relating to failure to investigate, assault and breaches of the Data Protection Act.
"He is a total pleasure to work with." "He is fantastic on details, sets the bar and leaves no stone unturned." "He is creative in his strategy."
Juliet Spender advises clients on civil claims against the police. She stands out for her knowledge and experience of claims involving allegations of discrimination on the basis of race.
Andrew Arthur is highly rated for his vast experience handling a variety of sensitive and complex police law issues, including false imprisonment, as well as allegations of human rights violations.
"He is very impressive and dedicated." "Andrew is a strong tactician."