Wrongful Arrest & False Imprisonment
We have considerable experience in the complex and specialised area of claims for compensation for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution and misfeasance.
These claims are often against the Police, the Court, the Home Office, the Probation Service etc. Basically, any authority who is liable for the wrong. Claims are sometimes against private companies where for example, the arrest is conducted by a private Security Guard or member of store staff.
We have experience in dealing with cases in which the Police have wrongfully seized property and either damaged it or destroyed it. We also deal with claims for the return of property from the Police.
If you feel as if you have been wrongfully arrested, falsely imprisoned etc., then please speak to our Mr Galwinder Singh Kang, who has over a decade of experience in this specialist area of law.
It is important that such claims are handled by a specialist lawyer because the compensation awards often attract aggravated and exemplary damages, which are outside typical ‘everyday’ compensation claims.
In a claim for malicious prosecution or false imprisonment, a person may request a trial by jury, something which is extremely rare in civil proceedings these days and requires very careful consideration at a relatively early stage. We have experience of conducting trial by jury and without a jury and can use our experience in deciding which option to take.
We have experience in conducting trials in the County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal.
We also have experience in related judicial review work.
We have several cases that have been reported in the Law Reports.
We are recognised for our work in this field and often receive referrals from fellow Solicitors and Barristers from around the country.
We do not undertake Legal Aid work, however, if we are satisfied that you have a good claim, we may agree to act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
We do not deal with making complaints against the Police.
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