5 Essex Court

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Police Law

Charles’ practice also includes instructions in internal disciplinary tribunals, including police discipline and he provides advice and representation for a number of constabularies around the country.  This includes areas as diverse as police force mergers and detention of ships outside of territorial waters.

He has also been instructed in a Chief Constable’s review of two discipline cases, advising and reporting on the management of complex discipline cases and errors and omissions in the investigation.

A notable case was Carter and others, the leading case in respect of claims asserting misfeasance in public office arising from the conduct of police discipline cases, during which he was able to obtain an order striking out the claim, together with an indemnity costs order.