5 Essex Court

Remi Reichhold

Call 2016

“Remi Reichhold is a public international law specialist barrister who has appeared before international courts and tribunals on behalf of an impressive array of national governments, including those of Mauritius and Switzerland. He has strong expertise in state-versus-state disputes concerning territorial boundaries, the Law of the Sea and other traditional PIL matters.”
Chambers UK

Remi is a public law and public international law specialist, acting for and advising national governments, public bodies and police forces. He represents clients in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, and has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and arbitral tribunals under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982.

Remi has been appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel (C Panel). He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and matters of public international law, including on a Direct Access basis.

Remi’s current and recent work includes:

Public International Law and Arbitration

Police Law

  • Advised and acted for more than 30 chief officers of police in civil proceedings, as well as the IPCC/IOPC, the CPS and the NCA
  • 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 and advising various chief officers of police in civil claims (including civil jury trials) for inter alia alleged wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, misfeasance, assault/battery, discrimination and claims under the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Regularly act for the appropriate authority in misconduct hearings against police officers and former officers
  • Standing counsel to a chief constable to advise on the use of police powers to manage protests during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Acting for the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in civil proceedings arising from the death of Paula Leeson
  • 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

Public and Administrative


Data Protection & Information Law

  • Acting for the Secretary of State for the Home Department (led by Alan Payne QC and Sir James Eadie QC) in a judicial review challenge concerning the seizure of mobile phones from migrants crossing the Channel
  • Acted for the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in an appeal and cross-appeal challenging a Decision Notice under the Freedom of Information Act 2000: Bacon v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police & Information Commissioner (EA/2021/19&20)
  • Regularly defend claims under the Data Protection Act 1998/2018 and Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Acting for a chief constable in a judicial review challenge concerning the retention of non-conviction data on the Police National Computer
  • Advised a law enforcement agency on obtaining traders’ personal information from a cryptocurrency exchange located outside the jurisdiction
  • Advised a chief constable in relation to digitalising stop-and-search records