Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Police Law: Mainly Defendant Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading outfit with far-reaching geographical coverage. Principal firm acting for police federation members on a range of misconduct matters ranging from road traffic incidents to gross misconduct allegations relating to fatal shootings and the use of Tasers. Represents officers in both disciplinary and criminal proceedings as well as high-profile inquests. Increased recent activity in matters concerning police dog handler use of force tactics.

Work highlights Represented several West Midlands officers in a dispute in relation to the death in custody of Kingsley Burrell.

Notable practitioners

Ian Wilson is a partner in the firm's Cardiff office. He is particularly well regarded for his handling of criminal litigation concerning police misconduct. Sources note: ''He has the best possible inside knowledge of the police system.''

Scott Ingram enjoys a robust reputation for his broad police law practice which includes handling matters relating to death in custody and police shootings. Market commentators highlight that he is ''a real expert in police misconduct cases.''