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New blog post by Iain Gould, a solicitor who specialises in civil actions against the police: How serious does a ‘domestic’ incident have to be to justify arrest?

Can a Breach of the Peace be committed by a person when they are within the boundaries of their own home?  And what powers do the Police have to enter your home under Section 17 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) following a report of a…
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New blog post by Iain Gould, #solicitor: Why its crucial to expose sexual misconduct by #police officers

I am pleased to report that I have recently settled claims for two victims of DC McMillan, a Merseyside Police Detective  who abused vulnerable women who had sought help from the Police in response to domestic violence from their respective partners.  I…
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New blog post by Iain Gould, #solicitor: How Police Avoid Accountability From Body Worn Cameras.

It is several years since I blogged on the introduction of Body Worn Cameras for Police Officers (click here). At that time, I positively welcomed the introduction of this technology which I felt could help re-establish public confidence in the Police. …
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New blog post by Iain Gould, #solicitor: My Thoughts On “Finn’ s Law”

In the news recently has been a proposal to provide the Courts with greater sentencing powers for people who are found to have injured a ‘Service Animal’ in the course of its duty i.e a Police dog or Police horse. Emotively known as ‘Finn’s Law’ in…
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New blog by Iain Gould, #solicitor: Police Corruption Exposed.

What does it take to establish a breach of your Right to Private and Family Life  as  protected by the Human Rights Act? This was the question at the heart of a case of mine which concluded at Liverpool County Court earlier this week against Merseyside…
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New blog by Iain Gould, a #solicitor who specialises in civil actions against the #police: False Imprisonment by a Security Guard

As a specialist Actions Against the Police Solicitor, I pursue numerous claims on behalf of my clients for damages under the tort of False Imprisonment ie compensation for my clients being subject to unlawful detention whether that detention is 5 minutes,…
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Did you know that you can sue #bailiffs if they act unlawfully? Read this blog by Iain Gould, #solicitor, to find out more: How to recover damages for trespass by Bailiffs

A few months ago I blogged about the case of my client Mr Bush (name changed for privacy purposes) who was unlawfully arrested by Sussex Police after he refused to allow Bailiffs into his home. In summary, bailiffs (whose legal title since 2007 is in fact…
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What's wrong with the #Police and Criminal Evidence Act? Read the latest blog post by Iain Gould, solicitor to find out: How PACE Fails Victims of Police Misconduct

It is just over 30 years since the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and the codes of practice came into force.  The Act provides a core framework of powers and safeguards around arrest, detention, investigation, identification and interviewing…
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New blog post from Iain Gould, solicitor: How the Metropolitan #Police can learn from #America

I was delighted to read that the two black men wrongly arrested at a Starbucks Cafe by Philadelphia Police last month have reached a financial settlement with the Police so quickly. On April 12, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson arrived 10 minutes early…
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New blog post by Iain Gould, solicitor and specialist in civil actions against the #police: "Caught out" - can the Police Custody Record be trusted?

It is a requirement of Code C of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 that a detailed Custody Record, now generally computerised rather than handwritten, is kept throughout a person’s detention in Police Custody, from the moment their detention is…
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