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Iain Gould
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New blog by Iain Gould, solicitor: How to Claim False Imprisonment Against a #Taxi Driver

By Iain Gould, solicitor Over the course of my career I have helped hundreds of  people to bring claims for damages arising out of a situation in which they have been unlawfully deprived of their liberty, whether for minutes, hours or days.  Many of these…

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By Iain Gould, solicitor Do the Police in England and Wales have a power to ‘detain’ you without formally arresting you?  The answer to this question is not as straight forward one might think.  A lot of members of the public – and apparently some Police…

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New blog by Iain Gould, #solicitor: New Criminal Offence; Shopping Whilst Black.

By Iain Gould, solicitor I have just concluded two cases that were due for trial this month.  In both cases, my clients had been arrested in similar circumstances whilst seeking to establish their ‘consumer rights’ In both cases, each  police force had…

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New blog post by Iain Gould, solicitor: Why Claims Against the #Police are About More Than Just Compensation

Some people would have you believe claimants involved in civil actions against the police are only interested in financial compensation. As this blog post shows, they’re not. Recent news reported the enactment of the Policing and Crime Bill under which…

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This is a guest post by my colleague and fellow solicitor, John Hagan. Further to my recent post about the importance of appointing a specialist Actions Against the Police lawyer to represent you in a claim where you believe you are the victim of Police…

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New blog post by Iain Gould, solicitor: What Everybody Ought to Know About Arming the #Police.

By Iain Gould, solicitor I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss on BBC Television last week an issue which I think we should all be paying ever greater attention to, namely the increasing ‘armament’ of our Police Force.  My colleague John Hagan…

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New blog post by Iain Gould, solicitor: Reflections on #2016.

Greetings to all of you as we come to the end of another busy year; a time for reflection on what we have done and what we hope to achieve in the year to come. I trust that your year, like mine, has been a challenging but rewarding one and a healthy and…

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By Iain Gould, solicitor According to a recent report, hundreds of people have killed themselves shortly after being released from police custody in England  & Wales over the past 7 years. The Human Rights watchdog, the Equality and Human Rights…

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According to latest figures, Birmingham City supporters top the league of shame when it comes to football related arrests. The club’s fans were arrested more times than any other club in the top five divisions of English football. In light of that…

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Guest blog post by my colleague and fellow solicitor John Hagan: Choosing the Right Lawyer (Part 1)

This is a guest post by my colleague and fellow specialist in civil actions against the police, John Hagan. When instructing a lawyer to represent you in a claim against the police it is very important that you appoint someone who has the specialist…
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