5 Essex Court

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

Human Rights

Andrew has advised police forces on the whole range of ECHR / HRA issues that can arise in police cases, from Article 2 right to life claims to Article 8 right to private life cases.

Cases of note include:

Morrison v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  - whether the use by the police of a Taser amounted to a breach of Article 3 of the ECHR and required an independent investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission rather than by the Metropolitan Police Department of Professional Standards.

Gowing v British Transport Police – High Court claim for £7,000,000 alleged to have arisen from a search of the claimant’s business and subsequent prosecution, where the HRA was relied on as one of the heads of claim.