Alan acts on behalf of the police in Inquiries, challenges to warrants, claims of assault, false imprisonment, Malicious Prosecution, misfeasance and employment matters.
Recent cases include:
Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Constabulary  EWCA Civ 1624 – award of damages for discriminatory conduct during arrest.
R (on the application of XY) v (1) Crown Court, (2) Chief Constable of Northumbria (3 ) DPP  EWHC 52 - whether it had been lawful to identify an informant in order to proceed with a trial despite the risk of harm he might face as a result of being identified.
Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon & Constabulary  EWCA Civ 1624 – the Court of Appeal allowed in part an appeal against the High Court’s decision to reject a claims of discrimination.
Mouncher & ors v Chief Constable of South Wales Police  EWHC 1367 - 3 month trial of claims by 14 former police officers of malicious prosecution, misfeasance and false imprisonment.
Daniels & Ors v Chief Constable of South Wales  EWCA Civ 680 - whether a Chief Constable was immune from suit in respect of decisions to start and continue prosecutions.
Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon & Constabulary  EWCA Civ 1624: - the Court of Appeal gave guidance as to the non-compliance with CPR in line with the judgment in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd  EWCA Civ 1537,  1 W.L.R.
Desmond v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire  EWCA Civ 3 - a chief constable responding to a request for information to be included in an enhanced criminal record certificate under the Police Act 1997 s.115(7) did not owe a duty of care to the person applying for the certificate
Barry George v. Metropolitan Police Service  EWHC 324- challenge brought by the Claimant to the lawfulness of the decisions of the Panels, chaired by the MPS, to include him in the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) scheme. The Claimant was unsuccessful in his claim that his inclusion in MAPPA was (i) unlawful and/or (ii) unduly intrusive amounting to an infringement of his Article 8 rights, on the grounds that they are disproportionate to the aim pursued in imposing them
Coker v IPCC & MPS & Wood  EWHC 3625 - the High Court held that the Independent Police Complaints Commission was entitled to revise its decisions as to what, if any, recommendations as to disciplinary action should be brought against a police officer.