5 Essex Court

Cicely Hayward

Call 2008

“She is well liked ...really tough and really able"
Chambers UK

Cicely is recognised as a leading junior in the legal directories and described by her clients as having an “excellent manner in court” and as providing “clear, concise and well considered” advice. Cicely has developed her practice in the areas of Police law, Inquests, Employment law, Public Law and Personal Injury.

Cicely represents police forces throughout the country advising on all aspects of police law . She acts regularly for central government departments in public and private law matters. She has acted in a number of high profile matters and appeared on in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Coroner’s Court.

Notable cases include:  

Mouncher & Ors v Chief Constable of South Wales Police – High Court – claims by 15 former officers in false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance, breach of Article 8, trespass arising out of the collapse in 2011 of the UK’s largest criminal trial involving alleged police corruption

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse  - Child Migration Programmes Case Study

R(A & Ors) v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police – challenge to warrants for electronic devices where there were reasonable grounds for believing LPP material would be on the devices

ABC (a Mother) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police  – defamation and qualified privilege, serious harm to reputation

Inquest into the death of Sean Cunningham (the Red Arrows fatal ejection accident)

Inquest into the death of Geoff Gray (soldier who died of gunshot wounds at Deepcut barracks in 2001)

Cicely is Junior Counsel to the Crown (appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel) 

Cicely is willing to provide lectures on all aspects of her practice.