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Police, human rights, public and administrative law, inquests and inquiries, mental health and capacity, data and information law.
Beatrice’s practice is a mixture of civil actions, judicial reviews, inquests and public inquiries as well as work in the FTT and UT, and in the Court of Protection. Her clients include the police, various central government departments and local authorities, NHS Trusts, the IOPC, the CPS and the NPCC.
Recent work: R (ZD, XD) v NPCC, CPS and College of Policing (extraction of data from mobile phones in the context of criminal investigations); R(PMS) v SSHD & CNWL NHS Trust (mental health care in immigration detention); R (on the application of Damji Laurenson) v GMP; (the ‘Potentially Dangerous Person’ scheme) R(Owens) v Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys (unreported) (seizure and testing of animal DNA); R (Ghuman) v Thames Valley Police  EWHC 2059 (Child Abduction Warning Notices); R(Brook) v Chief Constable of Lancashire Police  EWHC 2024 (search warrants).
Numerous civil actions on behalf of the police and various other public bodies, including claims arising out of disclosure failings in the context of criminal proceedings (Liam Allan); wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and malfeasance; Article 2/3/4 ECHR claims; disclosure of data.
Inquests into the deaths of Gaia Pope, Lisa Skidmore, Jacqueline Oakes and victims of Guildford Pub Bombings.
Called to the Bar 2004. Appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel 2019. Co-host of the Pupillage Podcast.