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R (on the application of Karen Ann Manser) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

The claimant sought to challenge a caution administered to her by the police on 15 July 2014 for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.


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Not indirect discrimination to retire police officers by implementation of A19

Is it indirectly discriminatory on the grounds of age to retire police officers compulsorily by using A19 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 in…

Stephen Peacock
Steve Peacock Partner

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McDonnell v Metropolitan Police and another

A review of a case which sought to determine whether the fracture of the claimant's arm during an arrest was indicative of unreasonable and excessive…

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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Laporte and Christian v Metropolitan Police

The police failure, without adequate justification, to engage in ADR was a factor to be considered on the question of recoverable costs.

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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Sofian Zenati v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and the CPS

The Court of Appeal allowed the claimant’s appeal and reinstated his claim under Article 5 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Disablement pension – meaning of “permanently disabled” within the meaning of the police pensions regulations 1987 regulation a12

On the facts of the case, the judge found that the PMAB was entitled to find that there was no evidence of a permanent disabling medical condition.

Nick Peel
Nick Peel Partner

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R (on the application of Delezuch) v Chief Constable of Leicestershire & Others

The claimants applied for judicial review of the ACPO policy in respect of procedures where the discharge of firearms or use of force has occurred.

Belinda Moore
Belinda Moore Partner

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R (on the application of Sisangia) v The director of legal aid case work

Executive summaryThe claimant applied for judicial review of a decision dated 4 December 2013 of the Director of Legal Aid casework (“the…


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