5 Essex Court

Essential Law and Practical Guidance for Police and Crime Commissioners

By Jason Beer QC, Fiona Barton QC, Jeremy Johnson QC, Richard Oulton, Victoria von Wachter, Claire Palmer, Beatrice Collier, Georgina Wolfe, Jonathan Dixey, Robert Cohen, Catriona Hodge, & Aaron Moss.

(2016, 5 Essex Court)

Publication produced by the Police Law team as an aid to prospective candidates as well as Police and Crime Commissioners selected during the 2016 elections.


Path to Pupillage

By Georgina Wolfe

(3rd Edition 2013, Sweet & Maxwell)

A  guide to assist candidates applying for pupillage.

Police Law Update Edition 44

(March 2019, 5 Essex Court)

Police Law Update, edited by Charlotte Ventham and Alex Ustych, covers key issues and developments in police law and summaries of recent cases. 
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The current issue 44 covers;

  • Contribution Proceedings by Jeremy Johnson QC
  • POCA – the New Provisions inserted by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 by Claire Palmer
  • “Whistleblowing police officers – No longer a thing of the past” by Dan Hobbs 
  • False imprisonment – liability for the actions of non-arresting officers and staff by Robert Talalay 
  • Case Reports, contributed by Remi Reichhold, David Messling and Tommy Seagull. 

Insight Issue 2

(March 2019, 5 Essex Court)

Issue 2 provides updates on key legal developments and practical insights from leading barristers who regularly appear in the most significant inquests and public inquiries.

Editors: Samantha Leek QC and Jonathan Dixey.

Issue 2 includes articles on the following:

  • What is the Standard of Proof for Suicide…and where does that leave Unlawful Killing? by Francesca Whitelaw and David Messling (pupil)
  • It’s been a privilege, but Worcestershire may be more attractive by Barney Branston 
  • The Perpetrator Issue: the appeal in Hambleton is allowed by Rob Harland
  • Hospital Deaths and Article 2 by Samantha Leek QC
  • Top Tips from our Barristers at 5 Essex Court

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