- PERSONAL INJURY LAW
- POLICE LAW
- PUBLIC / ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
- PUBLIC INQUIRIES
Anne Studd QC and Robert Talalay appeared in the Court of Appeal for the Chief Constable in R (G) v (1) Chief Constable of Surrey Policy; (2) Secretary of State for the Home Department; (3) Secretary of State for Justice
16 October 2012: the Divisional Court confirms that only in exceptional circumstances will it be ‘necessary’ to disclose material under r.12 of the Inquiry Rules 2006 to a determine an application for a restriction order under s.19 of the Inquiries Ac
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YEAR OF CALL: 1988
“She has a great bedside manner and is down-to-earth and sensible.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2017
“She is very decisive and steadfast.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2017
“She is able to cut through the myriad of information and get to the heart of the issue in cases.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2017
“She is very decisive and intellectually very bright.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2016
“Her advocacy was inspiring. She knows her stuff.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2016
“She is very decisive and intellectually very bright.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2015
“Vastly experienced in police law, having handled judicial reviews, malfeasance claims, inquests and misconduct cases. Provides counsel in high-profile matters involving disability and race law.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2014
“Anne Studd QC is “highly capable,” “very decisive and intellectually very bright.” She is “a tough opponent” because she is “excellent in cross-examination,” and has built up a strong reputation for herself handling work arising from the G20 demonstrations. She defended the Metropolitan Police in a case concerning a young autistic person who was arrested at a swimming pool.” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2013
“decisive and bright” (Police Law) Chambers UK 2012
Anne is a Recorder of the South Eastern Circuit and is vetted to SC level.
Anne graduated from LondonUniversity with a degree in history and then pursued her law studies achieving a 2:1 in Bar Finals in 1988. Having completed pupillage in a civil and public law set Anne joined 5 Essex Court team in 1991. Complementing her work at 5 Essex Court, Anne has contributed to Clayton and Tomlinson’s ‘Civil Actions Against the Police’ (3rd edition) and wrote the section on damages in police cases for the latest edition of Kemp and Kemp ‘The Quantum of Damages’ She is also a Gray’s Inn Advocacy Trainer.
Anne has widespread experience in all aspects of police law. Her focus of interest centres on judicial review and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on police investigation and operations. She is also regularly instructed to deal with sensitive inquests involving the application of Article 2 and issues of third party disclosure for example in relation to the lifting of the Venables injunction and as a “non- party” in family proceedings where the mother was a protected person and a potential victim of honour based violence.
She also regularly advises in non-contentious policy and training matters relating to the police.
Recent Police Law cases:
The Azelle Rodney Inquiry
First public inquiry to examine the actions of the police in relation to an armed operation. Represented the MPS and all officers involved in the operation apart from the firearms officer who discharged his weapon.
She also acted in the two JRs which resulted from the Inquiry
ZH (BY HIS FATHER & LITIGATION FRIEND GH) v COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS  EWCA Civ 69  1 WLR 3021
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 did not impose strict liability in relation to acts done in connection with the care or treatment of others; it required only what was reasonable, practicable and appropriate. What that entailed depended on all the circumstances of the case and might differ according to whether there was time to reflect and take measured action, or whether it was reasonable to believe that there was an emergency.
R (on the application of METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE) (Claimant) v CHAIRMAN OF THE INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF AZELLE RODNEY (Defendant) & (1) SUSAN ALEXANDER (2) E7 (3) REVENUE & CUSTOMS (4) INDEPENDENT POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION (Interested Parties)  EWHC 2783
Guidance given as to the approach of a Chairman to a public Inquiry when consideraing whether disclosure was “necessary” for determination of the restriction order application within the meaning of the Inquiry Rules 2006 r.12(4)(a).
R (on the application of B) v CHIEF CONSTABLE OF DERBYSHIRE (2011)  EWHC 2362 (Admin)
Failure to give adequate opportunity to the subject of an enhanced criminal record certificate to see it before issue and to make representations constituted a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights art.8. The essential question was proportionality, and in a revised certificate that the subject saw, a balance had been struck between his private life and the very disturbing picture in the material.
The claimant’s complaint of serious assault, which allegedly occurred when contractors from the United Kingdom Borders Agency were escorting him on his enforced removal from the UK, was excluded from the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s remit because the contractors were exercising functions under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 Pt VIII so that the UK Border Agency (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2010 reg.3(2) exclusion applied.
High profile inquests
Inquest into the death of 96 who died at Hillsborough Stadium
Inquest into the death of Naomi Bryant (Hampshire) – murdered as a result of alleged failures in parole and MAPP provision.
Inquest into the death of Mark Nunes and Andrew Markland killed by MPS firearms officers at Chandlers Ford
Inquest into the death of Cherry Groce dies as a result of injuries sustained from a firearm in an operation which sparked the Brixton riots in 1981
Inquest into the death of Olaseni Lewis
Inquest into the death of John Charles De Menezes
Anne has also presented over 250 cases against officers in respect of matters arising from professional misconduct and provided legal advice to panels and tribunals
Public / Administrative Law:
Anne appears on behalf of public bodies, such as the Administrative Court. Her public law work is generally on behalf of a public authority Her reported cases include;
E7 (An officer of the Metropolitan Police Service ) (Claimant) v Sir Christopher Holland (In his capacity as chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry) (Defendant) & (1) Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (2) Susan Alexander (3) Independent Police Complaints Commission (4) Revenue & Customs Commissioners (Interested Parties)  EWHC 452 (Admin)
R (On The Application Of Metropolitan Police Service) (Claimant) V Chairman Of The Inquiry Into The Death Of Azelle Rodney (Defendant) & (1) Susan Alexander (2) E7 (3) Revenue & Customs (4) Independent Police Complaints Commission (Interested Parties)  EWHC 2783 (Admin)
R (On The Application Of B) V Chief Constable Of Derbyshire  EWHC 2362 (Admin)
R (On The Application Of Alandi Salimi) V (1) Secretary Of State For The Home Department (2) Independent Police Complaints Commission  1 All ER 244
R (On The Application C) V Chief Constable Of Greater Manchester  EWCA Civ 175
R (On The Application Of Pewter) V Commissioner Of Police Of The Metropolis  EWHC 3927 (Admin)
R (On The Application Of Rutherford) V Independent Police Complaints Commission  EWHC 2881 (Admin)
C V (1) Chief Constable Of Greater Manchester (2) Secretary Of State For The Home Department  EWHC 1601
R (On The Application Of D) V Inner South London Assistant Deputy Coroner  Inquest LR 119
R (On The Application Of Christine Ashton) (Claimant) V Police Medical Appeal Board (Defendant) & Metropolitan Police Authority (Interested Party)  ICR51
Alessandro Pereira (Claimant) V Inner South London Coroner (Defendant) & (1) Director Of Public Prosecutions (2) Independent Police Complaints Commission (3) Commissioner Of Police For The Metropolis (Interested Parties) (2007)  1 WLR3256
R (On The Application Of Christine Hurst) V Commissioner Of Police Of The Metropolis  2 AC 189
Commissioner Of Police For The Metropolis V Christine Hurst  1 WLR 3892
R (On The Application Of R) V Durham Constabulary & Anor  1 WLR 1184
R V Minshull Street Crown Court, Ex Parte Miller Gardner Solicitors  Ewhc 3077
Jockey Club (Claimant) V Roger Buffham (Defendant) & (1) British Broadcasting Corporation (First Applicant) (2) Chief Constable Of Greater Manchester Police (Second Applicant)  2 WLR 178
Anne has represented Claimants in personal injury actions ever since she commenced practice in 1991 and continues to do so.
Recent Personal Injury cases
West v. Holloway
High value claim arising from head on road traffic accident. Complex issues in relation to re-housing costs.
Lintern v. Horton Claimant aged 24 at date of approval sustained catastrophic brain injury in car accident. Claimant settled for over £3m 2007
Power v Greenall Claim by driver employed by Virgin Trains who was assaulted by a passenger. Damages included an aggravated damages award 2009
Hopes v Specialist Vehicles Limited 2004 Claim by driver injured in car accident. Back injury Claim settled for £500,000
Anne provides CPD lectures to solicitors and others on all aspects of her practice. Recently she has lectured on the ambit of Article 2 in so far as it relates to policing and the developing jurisprudence on the use of police tactics in policing protest.
Gardening and Chickens.