Hickman & Rose

Stefano Ruis

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Practice Areas

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.

Professional Memberships

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.