Hickman & Rose

Stefano Ruis

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Stefano Ruis is a partner in the civil department. He is an acknowledged expert in police law who conducts actions against the police, including public law challenges and related human rights issues.

Stefano has a strong track record of successful challenges to warrants, arrests, police cautions and decisions to disclose non-conviction information on DBS certificates. He also advises clients on the police complaints system as well as challenging decisions made by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

His caseload also includes matters involving witness protection and related civil claims. He has acted in a number of cases where arrests/prosecutions have arisen from protests/demonstrations.

Stefano also acts for individuals and businesses in civil fraud claims. He advises both claimants and defendants on how to make the best use of the civil court system in high value fraud actions


BA University of Manchester. Qualified 1997 at Fisher Meredith. Partner and head of Fisher Meredith's police and prison law department until 2012 when he joined Hickman & Rose.

Professional Memberships

Law Society; Police Action Lawyers Group; Liberty.