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What the team is known for Established practice particularly well known for its role in police inquests. Frequently represents the victims of assault, discrimination and misfeasance in their claims against police forces and other public bodies. Experienced acting in civil claims, IPCC investigations and judicial reviews. Frequently assists with claims involving breaches of human rights. Also well regarded for handling data protection matters related to policing.
Strengths One interviewee remarks: "It is an absolute delight to work with Saunders."
Work highlights Represented the family of Terry Smith after his death in police custody in November 2013. The inquest ran for 13 weeks and recommended gross misconduct proceedings against two officers involved.
Nia Williams heads the firm’s civil liberties and police misconduct department. She is sought after for matters relating to police misfeasance, deaths in custody and discrimination issues.
"She has shown that she can handle really complex cases calmly and efficiently. She is very sensible, builds up strong relations and is a very good team player who shows very sound judgement."