To succeed in a malicious prosecution it must be shown that you have suffered damage because:
- You were prosecuted by the police
- The criminal case was concluded in your favour
- Reasonable and probable cause was absent in bringing of the prosecution
- The police acted maliciously
Our Civil Liberties specialists have successfully represented many clients in cases where, for example the police have fabricated evidence against the suspect in order to cover up for serious failings on their part.
In some cases there has been a gross injustice and abuse of power and the victims may have suffered months of anxiety fearing a serious conviction, attending court multiple times and sometimes having to pursue their case to appeal before they are acquitted.
These claims are complicated, particularly since it involves proving not just what the police did, but also what their motive was for doing it, making it difficult, but all the more important, to pursue challenges.
Our Civil Liberties specialists have a proven track record in succeeding in even the most complex malicious prosecution cases and have secured compensation for victims in such cases.