Claims Against the Police in Manchester, Blackburn and Lancashire

The Police are there to ensure public safety, sometimes their actions can be wrongful and mistakes can happen.

When mistakes happen, people can get hurt or in some cases wrongfully detained by the Police or even wrongfully imprisoned.

Our specialist Solicitors can assist with:

  • Wrongful Arrest
  • False Imprisonment
  • Assault/Battery
  • Violation of Rights
  • Misuse of ‘Stop and Search’ Procedures
  • Inquests into Deaths (whilst in Police custody)

Conditional Fee/Damages Based Agreements

We undertake risk assessments on all such matters and aim to complete the same within 24 hours of receipt of instructions on straightforward matters, or 72 hours of receipt of substantial papers, if applicable. The length of time taken on the risk assessment will vary according to the instructions and papers but we would expect to spend in the region of 30 minutes on straightforward matters. A more accurate timeframe can be given on a  case by case basis if required. We do not charge for the initial risk assessment.

If a matter is accepted it would, as a rule of thumb, be subject to a 25% Success Fee and After the Event Insurance (ATE) Premium deduction. The level of Success Fee and ATE Premium will vary depending on the nature and complexity of the case and the exact Success Fee as a percentage of damages and ATE Premium will be confirmed to you before you sign any retainer with us.

Under the terms of a Conditional Fee/Damages Based Agreement, you would ordinarily only have to pay the Success Fee and ATE Premium yourself. If however, you breach the agreement you would then become responsible for our full costs.

Whether you have suffered as a result of negligence or been injured in the hands of the Police, we can help. We can advise at all stages of a Police complaint and help make a claim for compensation.

If you feel you have been wrongfully arrested or hurt by the Police contact us today. You can email us, use our online enquiry form, or call us for free on 0800 008 7450.