Specialist Police Lawyers
Why Taylor Law?
Police misconduct – drafting responses to regulation notices.
If you are a serving police officer and you receive a notice advising you of an allegation of misconduct you should seek legal advice straight away to protect your rights.
Police law expertise and advice
At Taylor Law we specialise in representing police officers across a range of issues. Our team are regularly instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales to act on behalf of officers in disciplinary matters, including in complex and high-profile cases.
We can represent you in disciplinary proceedings from start to finish, to ensure that the correct procedure is followed, that you have the advice and guidance you need to safeguard your interests and to put a robust defence in place on your behalf.
We understand how serious a misconduct allegation can be and we will do everything we can to provide evidence to persuade the authorities to withdraw the case at an early stage.
In the event that misconduct proceedings are brought, we will prepare you for the hearing and attend with you to advise and support you.
Receiving a regulation 15/16 notice
The purpose of a notice served under Regulation 17 of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2020 or the Police (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2020 is to inform you that an allegation has been made that you may have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour.
The notice will caution you and tell you that you have ten working days to provide a response if you wish to do so.
As well as senior solicitors, our team includes an ex-police officer and former Police Federation representative.
We can work with you from the start to ensure that your case is presented in the best light and that your initial statement protects your interests. You will also have the chance to provide evidence along with your statement and we will assess whether this is something that you ought to do. If you do not mention a fact which you later rely upon in your defence, an adverse inference could be drawn in subsequent misconduct proceedings. For this reason, it is important to take legal advice as soon as possible.
If your case proceeds to a misconduct hearing or special case hearing, you have the right to be represented by a lawyer.
At Taylor Law we have an excellent track record of success in representing police officers across a range of issues. Our team have decades of experience in police law and are genuine experts in the field.
If you have been served with a regulation 17notice, it is advisable to take legal advice as soon as possible. Early intervention can prevent a matter from escalating by providing sufficient evidence for investigators to close the case.
We have leading knowledge and understanding of police disciplinary matters, to include the process that should be followed and how best to defend you if you are facing misconduct allegations or other complaints.
We have expert police law solicitors in Leeds, Middlesbrough and London who can step in immediately to represent you and provide genuinely expert advice.
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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