Misfeasance or misconduct in public office

Misfeasance in public office is a particularly serious matter. This is where a public body, an individual in public office or a public servant acts unlawfully, knows that they are acting unlawfully and does so knowing that his or her actions are likely to cause loss or harm to another person. 

Our specialist solicitors act for individuals who have suffered loss of earnings and loss of liberty as a result of misfeasance by those in public office. If you have been arrested and detained in circumstances where the police or detaining authority know that you are innocent or if you have been the victim of someone who has misused powers that they have because of their position within a detaining authority or a local authority, then you may be able to claim damages via the courts. 

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Misfeasance evidence

Misfeasance in public office claims can be very difficult to bring as there is a very high standard of evidence required. It is, therefore, crucial that you have a specialist team on your side who can guide you through the complexities of this type of claim.

If you have been the victim of such an act and have suffered loss as a result, then you may be able to claim compensation. For advice on misfeasance in public office claims contact our specialist team on 0175 321 5096.

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