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Police Law: Mainly Claimant | UK Bar

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This ranking table features sets and barristers who represent claimants in bringing actions and judicial review proceedings against the police, the IPCC and coroners, including issues relating to unlawful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, treatment in custody and inquests.

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Band 1
  1. Doughty Street Chambers
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    Doughty Street Chambers
    Police Law: Mainly Claimant
    2024 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Doughty Street Chambers offers a formidable bench of barristers who have a deep knowledge of actions against the police. They are esteemed for their work in high-profile civil claims related to arrests and assault, negligence, discriminatory policing and the failure to investigate. Members have notable experience in sensitive claims arising from deaths in custody or during operations, and frequently appear for families in associated inquests. The chambers routinely handles the most significant cases in the field, including the civil claim for misfeasance concerning the police cover-up of the Hillsborough disaster, in which Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC, Alison Gerry, Fiona Murphy and Nick Brown acted for the main claimant group. Barristers from the set have also attracted major instructions for non-police participants in public inquiries, including the Undercover Policing Inquiry.
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Band 2
  1. Garden Court Chambers
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    Garden Court Chambers
    Police Law: Mainly Claimant
    2024 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Garden Court Chambers is a renowned civil liberties-focused set with strength in civil claims and inquests centred on police shootings and deaths in custody. The barristers are lauded for their tenacious advocacy in actions against the police, including those concerning malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, misfeasance and assault, as well as investigative or operational failures. The set's members have attracted instruction in highly significant matters including the Undercover Police Inquiry.
  2. Matrix Chambers
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    Matrix Chambers
    Police Law: Mainly Claimant
    2024 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Matrix Chambers is a superb human rights and public law set whose barristers are frequently instructed in a range of actions against the police, including claims pertaining to fatalities, discrimination, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution, and human rights claims in relation to the police's failure to investigate. They have appeared in cases including the Jermaine Baker public inquiry and the Daniel Morgan civil claim. They also act for core participants in the Undercover Policing Inquiry.