The correct use of ‘stop and search powers’ by police officers is essential to the maintenance of public confidence. Police officers have powers to stop and search members of the public, but only in given circumstances and under strict conditions. If you think you have been subjected to an unlawful search then contact the civil liberties team and one of the team members will be happy to discuss your concerns with you.
How we can help
Our Civil Liberties specialists act for individuals who have been ill treated at the hands of the police or who have been wrongly caught up in the criminal justice system.
Our team have represented many high profile clients but equally for those who do not receive any publicity at all. Whatever, the nature of your claim, you will receive the same high level of service tailored to your needs.
The team is known nationwide for its expertise and effectiveness and pursuit of claims for damages and complaints against the Police.
By working closely with our large Criminal Defence team where needed, clients benefit from a comprehensive level of service unmatched by many firms in this field.
Different levels of legal aid may be available for your case and we always assess new enquiries to see if they are in scope for funding – this will depend on the facts/type of case and means assessment. Wherever a case falls outside of scope we may be able to offer you a fixed fee and/or our hourly rates. All these funding options can be discussed with our new enquiry team.
2 steps to contacting Howells:
We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.