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Claims and Complaints Against the Police

If you feel that the police have let you down, that you have been wrongly arrested, injured or have been caused serious distress then we can help.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to police misconduct, our Civil Liberties specialists could help you get the answers and the compensation you deserve.

Whilst you may feel that you are powerless against the police, you have the right to justice as you would if you had been wronged by any other authority.

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, including protestors and victims of crime.

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.

Our Civil Liberties specialists can support with:

False Imprisonment

Assault & Battery by Police

Malicious Prosecution

Police Negligence

Breach of Human Rights

Complaints Against the Police

Misfeances

Unlawful Searches

If you have a case for any of the above our Civil Liberties specialists are here to advise you on the best way forward and will consider each matter on its facts and then guide you through the process.

We will look after you with our friendly, down to earth approach, clear and consistent communication and reassuring transparency on costs.

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

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.

The Claims and Complaints Against the Police team

Our Police Actions team, led by Peter Mahy, is known nationwide for its expertise and effectiveness in the assessment and pursuit of police complaints. It has been awarded the top grading in an independent peer review of its work, one of just two firms in the whole country to achieve this; and was ranked highly in the influential Chambers 2018 legal directory. These are smart lawyers with sharp minds, tough and resolute in their legal representation, diligent and skillful in their investigatory work. It’s a team you’ll want on your side.

Claire Carratt
Legal Secretary
0114 249 6608
Kulvinder Gill
Solicitor
0114 249 6676
Peter Mahy
Managing Partner
0114 249 6634
Sasha Marshall-Congreve
Legal Secretary
Philippa Matthews
Paralegal
0114 249 6649