5 Essex Court

Molly Joyce

Call 2016

Police Law

Molly regularly acts for police forces before the Crown and Magistrates’ Court in civil applications relating to domestic violence, sexual offending, closure orders, slavery/trafficking civil orders and various applications under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (including cash forfeiture and account freezing/forfeiture orders). Molly also has experience representing police forces in claims arising under the Police (Property) Act 1897 and in applications for disclosure in the Family Court. 

Molly regularly provides advice to police forces on operational queries and, as in-house counsel, has provided assistance to a number of police forces on a range of day-to-day issues as well as more complex or sensitive matters.

Molly has carried out extensive disclosure reviews for the Metropolitan Police Service and has also acted as independent counsel for LPP sifts in a number of ongoing criminal investigations. 

Molly has experience advising police forces on false imprisonment, assault/battery and malicious prosecution claims, as well as experience in making applications at the early stages of such litigation including e.g. applications to strike out and/or for summary judgment.