Staff Profile

Iftikar Manzoor
0114 249 6749
Based at: Sheffield
Joined Howells: 2016
Practice Area: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and Police Actions
Memberships: Police Action Lawyers Group and Inquest Lawyers Group

Ifti specialises in a wide range of civil liberties matters and has over 25 years’ experience in police actions.

His areas of expertise include false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, Inquests and deaths in custody, complaints against the Police and prison service, assault and battery claims, claims under the Human Rights Act and complex and high value claims.

Iftikhar has secured well over £2.5million in damages for clients in police actions and the cases have often attracted substantial media coverage.

He remains committed to protest cases and has acted for hunt saboteurs, environmental and animal rights activists, politicians, teachers, army personnel, and high net worth individuals and has negotiated many substantial pay-outs from virtually all police forces in England and Wales.


“Iftikhar Manzoor was very helpful, understanding and replied promptly, he got me a successful claim against the police for wrongful arrest for tree protesting in Sheffield, well done! – G.L, Nov 2018”

“I happen to live in Sheffield, but even if I didn't I would have sought Iftikhar Manzoor as my legal representative to deal with a matter of wrongful arrest and detention. He is a consummate professional who has carefully guided me through the process, including going to appeal, where necessary explaining things in plain English rather than legalese. Howells have been brilliantly supportive of me and a number of others involved in the city's street tree protest. I would recommend fully – K. B, Nov 2018”

“Ifti was extremely professional in the way he addressed the situation and in all communications between SYP and myself, he was very informative re the process involved. I would certainly recommend Ifti to anybody in a similar situation to myself.” AAP client, Oct 2017

“Mr Iftikar of the top…very professional…direct and strong to obtain a very good outcome in me a lot and in my case he was top in obtaining my right privilege” – October, 2018

Notable cases

Represented the family of Lloyd Butler who died in West Midlands Police custody

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Represented the father of Jimmy Carr (famous comedian) in a successful out of court settlement against the Metropolitan Police

Recovered £310,000 for a client left with brain damage following failures of West Yorkshire Police

Derbyshire Police pay out for group of Hunt Protestors

Substantial pay out by Greater Manchester Police for breach of confidence

Acted in the first West Yorkshire Police Taser shooting for a diabetic client

– Acting in a case against Surrey Police where I instructed Bailiffs to recover goods following the Police’s refusal to pay costs.