Stefano conducts civil actions against the police, including public law challenges and related human rights issues. He also acts for individuals and businesses in civil fraud claims. He has a strong track record of public law challenges on police procedures such as warrants, arrests and searches and regularly succeeds in overturning police cautions and decisions to disclose non-conviction information on DBS certificates. His caseload 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. He is an acknowledged expert in police law and advises clients on the police complaints system as well as challenging decisions made by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Law Society; Police Action Lawyers Group; Liberty.
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 and Rose.