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Court gives protection to officers acting in good faith

An officer who believed that a court injunction was lawful and that someone was in breach of it, was acting in the execution of her duty.

John Riddell
John Riddell Consultant

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Jeffreys v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

The court may permit an order for costs against a claimant be enforced to the extent that it is considered just, if the claim is one excepted from the…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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R (Hicks) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

It was lawful for the police to detain persons to prevent a breach of the peace and to release them once the risk had disappeared without bringing…

John Riddell
John Riddell Consultant

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TL v Chief Constable of Surrey

If there are reasonable grounds for belief that questioning or imposition of bail conditions are necessary for effective investigation, an arrest…

John Riddell
John Riddell Consultant

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Public sector exit payment reforms

HM Treasury’s response to the public sector exit payments consultation tells us that the government has not seen evidence to change their view.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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McCarthy v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police

The recorder's conclusion that the full duration of the discharge for a second time of his Taser by a police constable was unlawful was wrong in law.

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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The palaver of public sector exit payments

What a palaver. The Government has now been consulting about reforming the entitlement to public sector exit payments for over 18 months. The…

Emlyn Williams
Emlyn Williams Partner

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R (on the application of Darren Williams) (claimant) v Police Appeals Tribunal (defendant) and Metropolitan Police (interested party)

Personal mitigation to be taken into account when deciding a sanction will be outweighed by the importance of maintaining public confidence in the…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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