John specialises in police and public work. John and his team cover all areas of police law ranging from litigation to operational advice and police discipline. They act for forces in the Midlands, shire counties and East Anglia.

The team also do all types of public work ranging from litigation to core work.


Insights Acquittals can be disclosed on enhanced criminal records certificates

It was not a breach of the Article 8 right to privacy for a chief constable to include details of an individual’s acquittal on a charge of rape on an…

Insights No summer holiday for the BBC

An accused should prima facie enjoy a reasonable expectation of privacy during an investigation.

Insights The burden of proof in Article 5 claims

The burden of proof lies with the police to prove a detention is lawful where a breach of the right to liberty under Article 5 of the European…

Insights Mistake of fact does not invalidate a search warrant

The decision offers continued support to officers when applying for search warrants

Insights The case for disclosure

It was not in the public interest to disclose an unredacted version of a training manual for the physical restraint of young people in custody.

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"The "highly respected" John Riddell has deep experience and has acted for police forces and insurers on complex and critical actions throughout his career. Clients say he is "approachable, thorough and provides sound advice.""

Chambers & Partners 2016

"John Riddell 'goes the extra mile'."

Legal 500 2015

"The ‘calm, approachable and practical’ John Riddell is recommended."

Legal 500 2016
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