5 Essex Court

Police Law

"The go-to police chambers covering all aspects of police law at every level"
Legal 500

Pre-eminent in this field, Chambers is consistently recommended by the major legal directories as a top tier set for Police Law.

The strength in depth of our Police Law team is illustrated by the large number of members ranked at all levels of call in this area of expertise. Our highly regarded specialists are instructed by every police force in England and Wales and by Police Scotland.

Members of our Police Law team have a formidable and unrivalled record of appearances in almost every recent case, inquest or inquiry of substance concerning Police Law to Supreme Court level.

The public accountability of our Police Law clients is always a key consideration and we deploy measured, forensic advocacy. When it comes to the highest level of integrity, discretion and security, our clients need look no further. Our expertise is coupled with a friendly, efficient and practical approach.  

Clients often regard us as an extension of their team and commend us for the quality of our service - "they always provide a first-class service and have a proven history for getting suberb results" (Chambers UK).

Chambers might be London based but a number of our members are not. Clients value our national presence and the fact our barristers are always willing to travel, even at short notice. This can be essential, in particular when assisting with fast moving legal or operational Police Law issues.

The team provides advice and advocacy in all aspects of Police Law:

  • Civil claims (including jury trials)
  • Judicial reviews
  • Public Inquiries
  • Inquests
  • Misconduct and discipline
  • Employment
  • EL/PL matters
  • POCAs and the full range of injunctions and banning orders
  • Operational and sensitive issues of police policy

In addition, we are able to offer our Police Law clients a dedicated advice line for immediate assistance in areas of law impacting on the police.

With our excellent Police Law reputation, our barristers are regularly invited to contribute to national conferences and seminars, and Chambers hosts its own highly regarded annual Police Law Conference - now in its 19th year. We also publish a quarterly Police Law Update.

For more information, contact our clerking team.