Complaints via the PSD and IPCC

Our actions against the police and public bodies solicitors are part of a department which is nationally recognised as leaders in the field of human rights law and complaints against the police. Our specialist solicitors are active members of key associations including: Northern Administrative Lawyers Association, INQUEST Lawyers Group and Police Action Lawyers Group.

Our solicitors make compensation claims and undertake public law challenges on issues in the field of human rights law and complaints against the police.

We offer competitive private funding rates and routinely act for clients who pay privately. We are proud of the service we offer to our clients. We are also a practice that has the benefit of a legal aid franchise and as such, are able to act for the most vulnerable clients, free of charge.

On occasions, we may act for you under a no win, no fee agreement (conditional fee agreement). To speak to a member of the police complaints and actions against authority team call us on 0175 321 5096.

 

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Complaints against the police

Stephensons are specialists in the field of human rights law and complaints against the police.

Stephensons have pursued numerous complaints via both the Professional Standards Department and additionally, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (Formerly IPCC). The IPCC becomes the IOPC - what are the key changes?

Such complaints will often be the start of any action against the police and may ultimately result in a future civil claim for compensation. It is important that you make contact immediately with us, as most complaints must be lodged within 12 months from the date of the incident.

We routinely progress complaints up to and including gross misconduct proceedings and additionally, we have challenged the police and secured prosecutions in the criminal courts. Again, these are particularly sensitive issues and it is vitally important that you seek to instruct us from the outset.

Examples of complaints

  • Unlawful arrest
  • Assault
  • Incivility
  • Misconduct
  • Gross misconduct
  • Discrimination
  • Corruption

You may complain about anything you have been dissatisfied with, when being dealt with by the police.

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