5 Essex Court

Peter Taheri

Call 2007

Police Law

Peter’s practice is centred on both advising and acting on behalf of police forces. He regularly appears in Inquests as well as in a wide range of County Court and High Court matters, including in relation to ECRCs, claims of unlawful arrest and false imprisonment, assault, negligence, conversion, misfeasance, malicious prosecution, judicial reviews, and human rights claims.

Peter also frequently acts for police forces at misconduct hearings, including the Police Appeals Tribunal.

Peter is regularly instructed to advise or act in matters concerning Legal Professional Privilege or special procedure material. He frequently acts as independent counsel conducting the LPP sift. He also appears in applications under Schedule 1 of PACE and for Production Orders. Peter recently drafted a guidance note for operational officers to brief them on the law around LPP.