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Police officers are expected to uphold high standards of professional behaviour, underpinned by the policing code of ethics. They must be able to justify their actions and demonstrate their decision making processes, even in fast moving incidents.
Our specialist Police Misconduct Defence lawyers are frequently instructed by the Police Federation of England and Wales to represent their members when facing serious allegations of crime and/or misconduct investigated by the IOPC or the various Police Professional Standards Directorates.
As well as dealing with cases funded by the Police Federation of England and Wales, we also accept instructions to provide representation to officers funded by legal expenses insurance or privately by the accused officer, including off-duty incidents which are not performance related.
Our Police Misconduct Defence lawyers are alive to the anxieties that police officers experience when they are unexpectedly subject of a complaint which brings their professionalism into question. Such investigations are often inordinately lengthy and can impact significantly upon the officer’s career.
Expert representation can make a significant difference in terms of ensuring that an officer advances their case robustly during an investigation, or any subsequent proceedings, providing the best prospects for a successful outcome.
Our specialist Police Misconduct Defence lawyers have an excellent track record of achieving successful outcomes for officers facing investigation, or proceedings, in respect of all manner of allegations.
We are often instructed to defend officers in matters which are complex, sensitive or subject of national media attention.
On instruction, our highly experienced Police Misconduct Defence lawyers will scrutinise the disclosed evidence to identify the pertinent issues, take detailed instructions from the officer and offer comprehensive advice.
We pride ourselves on attention to detail and work closely with Federation Representatives ensuring that any potentially beneficial lines of enquiry are properly pursued.
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