5 Essex Court

Anne Studd QC

Call 1988
Silk 2012

Police Law

Anne has experience of police law over many years both as a Junior and in Silk.  Her work has extended across the specialism from civil jury actions to inquests, policy and regulatory and public law challenges. She is valued for her sensitive and practical approach to the issues which arise in policing.

Anne regularly provides policy advice ranging from sexual harm orders, vigilantism, spit guards, police bail, disclosure of sensitive and/or covert and/or secret material.

Her Inquests and Public Inquiries experience is set out in the relevant sections.

Recent reported and significant cases include:

R (on the application of P) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Justice : R (on the application of G) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Justice (3) Chief Constable of Surrey : R (on the application of W) v (1) Secretary of State for the Home Department (2) Secretary of State for Justice : Magdalena Kroll (Claimant) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Respondent) & Secretary of State for the Home Department (Intervener) (2017) [2017] EWCA Civ 321 [2017] 2 Cr App R 12 - A further challenge to the disclosure and barring procedure introduced under the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013.  The challenge to the secretary of state is being considered by the Supreme Court. 

R (on the application of Darren Williams) (Claimant) v Police Appeals Tribunal (Defendant) & Commissioner of the Metropolis (Interested party) [2016] EWHC 2708 [2016] ACD 138 [2017] ICR 235 - The principle that personal mitigation carried diminished weight in cases of misconduct by a police officer applied to all forms of misconduct, not just dishonesty or a lack of integrity.

McGone v South Yorkshire Police and West Midlands Police - Advising the force in relation to the insurance position arising from the claims resulting from the deaths of the 96 at Hillsborough.