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. She has worked for almost all 43 police forces. Her work has extended across the specialism from civil jury actions to inquests, policy and regulatory and public law. She is valued for her sensitive and practical approach to the issues which arise in policing.

Recent instructions and reported cases include:

  • Leading Counsel advising a force in UC/ Handler officer overtime claims
  • Leading Counsel to a Force and officers in UCPI
  • Leading Counsel in civil claims arising from Operation Midland and Yewtree
  • R (on the application of CHIEF CONSTABLE OF NORTHUMBRIA) (Claimant) v INDEPENDENT OFFICE FOR POLICE CONDUCT (Defendant) & T VICKERS & 7 ORS (Interested parties) [2019] EWHC 3169 (Admin)
  • 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 KROL (Claimant) v COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS (Respondent) & SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Intervener) [2017] EWCA Civ 321