Actions against the Police
The police are governed by strict rules and procedures and if their actions fall foul of these rules, you may have a claim for compensation. Our Balaal Khan has successfully obtained apologies and also compensation for our clients from a number of different police forces, after taking actions against the police.
If you feel that you were unlawfully detained or questioned, or the police acted negligently in their dealings toward you, then you need to contact our specialist department today to ascertain whether you may have a claim against the police.
If you are constantly being harassed by the Police you may also have an action against the police. We may be able to recover damages/compensation on your behalf and may be even an apology.
We can challenge the lawfulness of the obtaining and execution of various search warrants. If your residential or commercial premises have been searched by the police or any other law enforcement agency, we can have a look at the search warrant to see if it is lawful. If either the application or execution of the warrant does not comply with the statutory requirements, then the search and property seizure may be unlawful. If the challenge is successful all seized items will be released, which will result in a claim for damages for trespass and compensation for any disruption caused, plus any costs.
Some of the action we have taken against the police is as follows:
JN -v-West Yorkshire Police - Successful challenge made to West Yorkshire Police regarding the continued retention of our clients vehicles whilst he was under a police investigation for handling stolen goods. The police returned our clients vehicles until the case is being investigated by the police.
AM -v-West Yorkshire Police - Successful challenge against the legality of a search warrant issued at Bradford Magistrates Court. The Police accepted liability and our clients vehicle was dropped off to his garage by the police.
JH -v-The Metropolitan Police– Successful challenge against the legality of a search warrant issued at Hammersmith Magistrates Court. The Police accepted liability and all seized items including, Designer handbags, computer equipment, and financial documents were all returned to our client. Our client was also paid compensation and we recovered our legal costs.
CJ -v- Bradford Magistrates Court – CJ was released with bail conditions including a curfew with doorstep conditions. An application was made before the Magistrates court to vary his bail address. This was granted. The Police arrested CJ afew days later stating that he has breached his bail by not residing at his bail address- which had not been updated on the court/police systems.
Bradford Magistrates accepted liability and our client received £3000 compensation and we received a contribution towards our legal costs.
JN -v-West Yorkshire Police – Successful challenge against the legality of a search warrant issued at Bradford Magistrates Court. The Police accepted liability and all seized items including, computers, significant financial documents and Significant cash were all returned to our client. Our client was also paid compensation and we recovered our costs in Full.
Please contact us today in complete confidence to see how we can assist you in relation to your matter