5 Essex Court

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Bobby specialises in the areas of police law, public law, human rights and civil liberties, malfeasance claims, prison law, information law, inquests, personal injury claims, employment law and professional misconduct. He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas.

Bobby’s recent cases include: a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning civil restraint orders, a successful contested judicial review on behalf of the prison service concerning re-categorisation of prisoners, a six-week art.2 inquest (led by Jason Beer QC), a judicial review on post-conviction disclosure, an appeal in the EAT in a claim for unfair dismissal and maternity discrimination, a jury trial for the Metropolitan Police in a claim for false imprisonment, a multi-track trial for false imprisonment and unlawful processing of data, and counsel for the Ministry of Justice in an inquest into the death of a prisoner. Bobby also undertakes advisory work and recently assisted the Home Office in settling their statutory guidance on conduct, efficiency and effectiveness in the police force.

Bobby also regularly provides lectures of a range of topics including, recently: vetting, claims for stress at work, and police misconduct.

Bobby was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in February 2017.