Actions Against The Police

Are you a victim of police misconduct? Do you want justice? Compensation? To make sure it doesn’t happen again?

If so, contact Donoghue Solicitors, an award-winning law firm of action against the police solicitors. (Click here to read what makes us different.)

Get in touch today to sue the police. We can help you claim compensation against police forces throughout England and Wales. Simply fill out the online form on this page or contact us using our FREE phone number- 08000 124 246.5 star review for actions against the police solicitors Donoghue Solicitors from Mr S

What Should I Know About Actions Against the Police?

You probably have a lot of questions about the claims process. Our expert lawyers are here to help you know your rights when suing the UK police. We suggest you start by looking at the following pages for information.(All pages open in new tabs so you can come back here at any time to read more.)

  • Start by finding out about the law in civil actions against the police. This page answers the question, “what are actions against the police?” and explains how to prove the most common types of claim. Find out how to claim compensation for wrongful arrest, police assault, trespass, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, negligence, breaches of the Human Rights Act, and other things.
  • Our false imprisonment claims explained page looks at that topic in-depth. Read about the legal definition of false imprisonment (also called unlawful arrest or wrongful arrest), how to prove it, the effects of continued detention on claims, and more.
  • If you’re interested in possible remedies in claims against the police, click on the link. Depending on your circumstances, you might be entitled to financial compensation, an apology, a finding of liability, deletion of your DNA/ personal data etc.
  • The most common remedy in police misconduct claims is financial compensation. Read how to calculate police abuse compensation to find out how much money you might get after suing the police. You will learn about many of the terms used in these cases, such as “aggravated” and “exemplary” damages, and understand how to calculate possible awards.
  • To make sure you have not missed the chance to sue the police we explain the time limits on this page. Even if you think that you might have missed a “limitation period” (explained on the page) it’s still worth getting in touch because there are exceptions and extensions which we discuss here.
  • Some of our clients want to bring a police complaint. On this page we show how the Independent Office for Police Conduct (“IOPC”) (formerly known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission) defines police complaints, explains the complaints procedure and the role of Professional Standards Departments, how to complain about police officer misconduct, time limits, and other things.
  • If you think you have a claim, it is important to decide how you are going to fund it. Our no win no fee police claims page explains the various methods of funding which apply. These include legal aid (PLEASE NOTE: Donoghue Solicitors are not legal aid lawyers. If you are interested in legal aid click here.), paying fees yourself as a “private client”, before the event legal insurance, and conditional fee (“no win no fee”) agreements.
  • We know that getting in touch with a solicitor is a big step. To make things easier, click on our page: information police misconduct solicitors need to help you. Read questions we might ask to help you with your claim.

Start your compensation claim against the police by filling out the short contact form or call us on FREEPHONE 08000 124 246.

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Contact solicitor Kevin Donoghue to bring your civil actions against the police.

More Information About Police Misconduct Claims

How Do I Get a Solicitor’s Help With Suing the Police?

If you have more questions or want to get started with your claim please complete the online form on this page or call us FREE on 08000 124 246. Our website has cutting-edge 256-bit encryption security, so you know your details will be safe. And, as solicitors, we follow strict rules of confidentiality and will never sell your details to others. We look forward to helping you seek justice in your .

Please note that we can only help with claims in England and Wales. We suggest people North of the border contact the Law Society of Scotland.

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Rating: ***** Action against Police I retained Kevin Donoghue to deal with an assault on me by a member of a police force. Thru [sic] his handling of the matter a financial settlement was reached. I found Mr Donoghue very easy to talk to and passionate about rights of the individual. I have recently retained him …

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Rating: ***** Great Service Highly Recommended Really helpful and friendly people, kept me informed of what was going on every step of the way. Whenever help was needed they were always there to help. Fantastic service, would definitely recommend and use this firm again! Read more reviews here.

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