John Smith

Police Law Barristers

Police Law Team

"9 Gough Square fields a solid police law team covering the full range of police law matters" - Chambers & Partners (2015).

A core of specialist practitioners make up the team of 9 Gough Square Police Law barristers and have represented The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, various Constabularies, National Police Organisations and numerous Claimants for over 25 years.

The service offered by chambers covers the following areas:

  • Civil disputes concerning the police at High Court and County Court level (false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault, misfeasance in public office, warrant and trespass claims).
  • Judicial review proceedings.
  • Inquests.
  • Public Inquiries.
  • Disciplinary proceedings and Police Authority appeals concerning serving officers.
  • Police led applications such Sex Offender Orders, Proceeds of Crime Orders, Closure Orders and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders.
  • Firearms applications and appeals.
  • Disputes arising out of the seizure, retention and delivery up of privileged or copyright materials, goods and property.
  • Public Interest Immunity applications in the civil, criminal and family courts.
  • Licensing.
  • Ever since the introduction of 'Police law' as an area of practice in the UK Legal Directories in 1998, practitioners at 9 Gough Square have been regularly ranked and highly recommended.

Ever since the introduction of 'Police law' as an area of practice in the UK Legal Directories in 1998, practitioners at 9 Gough Square have been regularly ranked and highly recommended.

Whilst mainly known as a set of chambers that represents the police, members of the Police Law team regularly represent individuals who bring claims against the police in provincial areas.

Practice in this area requires specialist knowledge particularly as the subject matter is so broad and the requirements of a police force or individual represented are often complex and demanding.

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For more information please call our clerks on
020 7832 0500 or Email »

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