5 Essex Court

Remi Reichhold

Call 2016

Police Law

Remi has represented more than 20 police forces in civil proceedings relating to domestic violence, forced marriage, slavery, human trafficking, sexual behaviour orders, firearms licensing, anti-social behaviour, dangerous dogs, football hooliganism and civil forfeiture under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

He has defended civil claims in the County Court and High Court for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, assault/battery, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office and alleged breaches of Articles 3, 5, 8, 10 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Remi has experience of claims encompassing personal injury as well as aggravated and exemplary damages. He has also advised Chief Officers in relation to sensitive operational and tactical matters.

Remi has resisted a judicial review claim against the IOPC brought by police officers and against a police force for an alleged failure to make reasonable adjustments.

He has carried out extensive disclosure and legal professional privilege reviews for police forces, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Government Legal Department.

Remi also provides training to police forces, including most recently on:

  • Police powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014;
  • Police disclosure in family proceedings;
  • Forfeiture of money held in bank and building society accounts; and
  • Data processing under the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation and the Law Enforcement Directive.