Howells Solicitors were successful in a recent Judicial Review Challenge against South Yorkshire Police for one of their clients.

Howells challenged a decision by South Yorkshire Police to investigate a complaint by way of local resolution. It was felt that the complaint made merited a full investigation. Despite attempts made to South Yorkshire Police asking them to re-consider their decision they failed to do so.

Judicial Review Proceedings were then commenced which resulted in the High Court last week quashing the decision of South Yorkshire Police. It is now expected that South Yorkshire Police will fully investigate the complaint.

Philippa Matthews who acted in the case said –

My client had a right for his complaint to be fully investigated. It was unfortunate that Judicial Review Proceedings had to be commenced which has caused considerable delay. My client is pleased with the decision of the High Court. It was unfortunate that South Yorkshire Police took the view they did but it was only right and proper that a full investigation takes place into my client’s complaint.

Philippa Matthews is part of the actions against the police team and if you require any advice or assistance then please do call on 0114 2496666.