5 Essex Court

Remi Reichhold

Call 2016

Remi is a public law and public international law specialist, acting for and advising national governments, public bodies and police forces.

He regularly appears in the High Court and County Court (as well as in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court on civil matters) and has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Sea and arbitral tribunals under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982.

Remi is a member of the Attorney General's C Panel of Counsel.

Remi accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and matters of public international law, including on a Direct Public Access basis.

Current and recent work includes:

Public International Law and International Arbitration

Public Law and Police Law

  • Appeared in the Administrative Court for the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police in a challenge concerning the consultation requirement for a Youth Civil Injunction (R(AM) v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2021] EWHC 796 (Admin))
  • Acted for the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in a judicial review challenge concerning the referral of police complaints to the IOPC (R (Rose) v GMP [2021] EWHC 875 (Admin))
  • Advised the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire in relation to whether a suspect in a criminal investigation was entitled to diplomatic immunity (R (Charles & Dunn) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2020] EWHC 3185 (Admin))
  • Acting for an appropriate authority in a four-day misconduct hearing against a former police officer concerning alleged discriminatory comments
  • Standing counsel to a chief constable to advise on the use of police powers to manage protests during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Acted for G4S in a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010
  • Advised a chief constable on the enforcement of an ex-parte High Court Forced Marriage Protection Order in relation to non-British children kidnapped in a foreign jurisdiction


Data Protection & Information Law

  • Acting for a chief constable in a judicial review challenge concerning the retention of non-conviction data on the Police National Computer
  • Advising a law enforcement agency on obtaining traders’ personal information from a cryptocurrency exchange located outside the jurisdiction
  • Acting in an appeal against a Decision Notice of the Information Commissioner before the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights)
  • Defending claims under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Advising a chief constable in relation to digitalising stop-and-search records
  • Defending a claim under the Data Protection Act 2018 for loss of earnings following alleged disclosure of information to potential employers