Bindmans has been at the forefront of protecting the rights of those abused or mistreated by the police and other detaining authorities for over 30 years.
Our lawyers have developed expertise in this complex area during this time to ensure we are best placed to hold public officials who have abused their powers to account.
We understand that being mistreated by those whose duty it is to protect us can be a devastating experience. It can cause serious physical and emotional damage and place livelihoods and relationships at risk. We are skilled in supporting our clients, while advocating robustly on their behalf. Our objective is always is to achieve justice for our clients.
We offer a complete service closely focused on what our client wishes to achieve. This can range, for example, from disciplinary proceedings against an individual officer, to a compensation claim, to a public inquiry. We specialise in cases involving the misuse of power, including harassment, false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, discrimination, and breaches of human rights and data protection. Seeking answers and accountability for those whose loved one has died in custody forms part of our most important work.
Bindmans has unparallel resources in this area and the breadth of legal expertise available across the firm means we can ensure every aspect of a case - whether criminal defence, medical negligence, defamation of character, and/or immigration advice - can be thoroughly explored to achieve the fullest possible redress. We are also one of the few firms specialising in applications under the Miscarriages of Justice scheme.