5 Essex Court

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Police Law

Bobby’s practice embraces all areas of civil, public and employment law relevant to policing. He acts in all types of case involving the police including judicial review, arrest, detention, misfeasance and malicious prosecution claims, claims for breaches of the ECHR (including claims concerning investigations (art.2 and 3), detention (art.5), and the right to privacy) misconduct, inquests, discrimination, personal injury, employment, and police involvement in family cases.

Bobby also provides training on diverse matters including vetting, misconduct procedures and internal staff discipline.

Bobby regularly appears in fast-track and multi-track trials, judicial reviews, complex and high-profile misconduct proceedings, and inquests. His recent cases include:

The Chief Constable v S & Ors (FGM) [2016] EWFC B75 – Counsel for the Applicant Chief Constable in proceedings in the Family Division of the High Court for a Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order, in which the court set out the applicable threshold for risk which needs to be met in these matters being a ‘real possibility’ or a ‘real and evidentially established risk’ of FGM.

Boxill v (1) Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis; (2) Serco Ltd – Counsel for the Metropolitan Police in a jury trial in a claim for false imprisonment, directly and by procurement.

Abdillahi v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Counsel for the Defendant in a claim brought by a litigant in person for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment, and breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Kaye v Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire – Counsel for the Defendant in a claim for malicious prosecution.