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Civil Claims – Police Officers

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Civil claims for wrongful treatment by the authorities

If you are a police officer and you have been treated unlawfully by the police, be it your own force or different one, then you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation against them.
If you believe that your treatment is unfair or unlawful, it is recommended that you seek legal advice as to your rights.

Leading expertise and sound legal guidance

At Taylor Law we act for police officers across a range of civil claims. Our team has substantial expertise and a strong track record of success in challenging wrongful treatment and bringing claims for compensation.
We will give you our honest opinion as to the strength of your case and explain your options to you.
If you instruct us to act on your behalf, we will advise and update you throughout the course of your claim and stay by your side to ensure you are supported. In some cases, the Police Federation will fund your case, subject to your prospects of success and a full cost/ benefit analysis.

Malicious prosecution

A person has claim for malicious prosecution if:
1. They have been prosecuted.
2. The prosecution terminated in their favour.
3. The prosecution lacked reasonable and probable cause.
4. It was malicious; and
5. Damage was suffered as a consequence.

False imprisonment

Every arrest is, on the face of it, unlawful unless the police can justify it.
An arrest is lawful if:
1. The arresting officer actually suspects you of a criminal offence;
2. That suspicion was based on reasonable grounds;
3. They inform you of the legal and factual grounds for the arrest;
4. They believe that is ‘necessary’ to arrest you; and
5. The arrest was objectively necessary, based on what the arresting officer knew at the time.

Misfeasance in public office

If a public official misuses their powers or knowingly acts unlawfully towards you, and that causes you then you may be able to bring a claim for misfeasance in public office.


An injunction is an order of the court prohibiting someone from doing something or requiring them to carry out a certain action.
Breach of an injunction can be considered contempt of court, for which penalties are usually imposed.
An injunction is generally granted for the benefit of someone whose legal rights may be undermined if the other party involved is not restricted from doing something.

Contact us

If you believe that you have been treated wrongfully and that you may have a valid legal claim, you should seek expert advice as soon as you can as there are strict time limits for bringing civil claims. .
At Taylor Law we have expert civil and police law solicitors in Leeds, Middlesbrough and London who can act for you and provide genuinely expert advice, guidance, and representation. If you have been subjected to unlawful behaviour and you wish to discuss your options, we would be happy to hear
from you.

For an initial discussion, ring us on 0113 532 8100 (Leeds), 01642 221 108 (Middlesbrough) or 0203 780 7646 (London) or fill in our Contact Form.

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