5 Essex Court

Cicely Hayward

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Practice Areas

Police law; Inquests; Public and Administrative; Personal Injury; Employment. Notable cases: Walgate & Ors inquests (inquests into deaths of Stephen Port’s victims - “the Grindr murderer”); Manchester Arena Public Inquiry (HMG); Geoff Gray inquest (MOD-Deepcut); Belhaj v Straw & Ors (rendition); R(Av Chief Constable of West Midlands Police) [2017] EWHC 70 (s.9 warrants, LPP); R(ABC) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2017]EWHC 1650 (defamation); Mouncher v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2016] EWHC 1367 (misfeasance in public office and malicious prosecution claims arising out of Lynette White murder investigation); Daniels v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2015] EWCACiv680 (immunity from suit); Allen v Chief Constable of Hampshire Police [2013] EWCA Civ 967 (vicarious liability and Art 3 investigative obligation); Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset [2014] 1W.L.R. 4313 (relief from sanctions); IICSA (Child Migration Programmes); Sean Cunningham (MOD - Red Arrows fatal inadvertent ejection); Bijan Ebrahimi (Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset); Gavin Williams (MOD-death of soldier in circumstances including 'beasting' and heatstroke); numerous inquests concerning deaths in custody, deaths following police contact and healthcare deaths.


Called 2009. Hardwicke and Hubert Greenland Scholarships (Lincoln’s Inn). Attorney General’s B Panel in 2018.

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