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Tackling domestic violence

Claimant sought judicial review of Surrey Police’s Domestic Violence Protection Notice issue and magistrates' Domestic Violence Protection Order…

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Court of Appeal ruling 'serious harm' - Defamation Act 2013

The Court of Appeal has handed down its first judgment on the interpretation of the ‘serious harm’ test under section 1(1) of the Defamation Act…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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A matter of timing

Claimant challenged a court order for the forfeiture of cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act on the grounds that earlier seizure was unlawful.

John Riddell
John Riddell Consultant

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Holding chief officers to account – the margin of appreciation

The PCC's decisions to suspend and require the resignation of the chief constable of SYP over statements about the Hillsborough verdict were…

John Riddell
John Riddell Consultant

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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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