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Police Law

Outstanding experts in police law.

Our police law team is instructed by almost every police force in England and Wales. We also have a formidable record of appearance in nearly every recent case, significant inquest or inquiry concerning police law to Supreme Court level. This is the exceptional level of experience and expertise that makes us market leaders across the board.

Exceptional experience in complex police work makes us the ‘go-to’ chambers in this area, combined with a proactive and supportive approach. Our specialists can handle even the most sensitive of cases.

We provide advice and advocacy across all aspects of police law and we’re acutely aware of the public accountability of our police law clients, so you can be sure of the highest level of integrity, discretion and security.

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Acting as an extension of your team, our expertise and measured, forensic advocacy is coupled with a friendly, efficient and practical style.

Our offices and many of our barristers are based in London but we have a team that spans the country. We are always willing to travel where needed, even at short notice, when handling fast moving legal or operational police law issues.

Knowing how crucial a quick response can be, we offer a dedicated advice line for immediate assistance in areas of law impacting on the police.

Our reputation as experts in this area means we’re regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars. For over two decades we have hosted an annual Police Law Conference which is incredibly popular with clients. Our Police Law update, ‘The Beat’, is published three times a year.

Consistently recommended by the major legal directories as a top tier set for police law, with many individuals ranked, we have the breadth and strength to advise you on any matter, no matter how complex.

Top Police Law Cases

  • Michael v Chief Constable of South Wales Police
  • R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police
  • DSD v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
  • Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police
  • Rees v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
  • Mouncher v Chief Constable of South Wales Police
  • R (YZ) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police
  • BES Commercial Energy & others v Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • R (Williams and Gutty) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
  • R(W80) v IOPC

Contact our clerking team to discuss how we can support you. Our set prides itself on a friendly and approachable culture, we’re here to help.

For more information please contact our clerks.

Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email

Police Law Expertise

Police Law Barristers

King's Counsel

Jason Beer KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2011

Fiona Barton KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2011

Anne Studd KC

Call 1988 | Silk 2012

Samantha Leek KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2012

Francesca Whitelaw KC

Call 2003 | Silk 2023

Charlotte Ventham KC

Call 2001 | Silk 2024

Juniors (10+ years)

Charles Apthorp

Call 1983

Alison Hewitt

Call 1984

Andrew Waters

Call 1987

Simon Walsh

Call 1987

John-Paul Waite

Call 1995

Bilal Rawat

Call 1995

Daniel Hobbs

Call 1998

Barnabas Branston

Call 1999

Russell Fortt

Call 1999

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Mark Thomas

Call 2006

Georgina Wolfe

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Peter Taheri

Call 2007

Emma Price

Call 2007

Olivia Checa-Dover

Call 2007

Cicely Hayward

Call 2009

Robert Cohen

Call 2009

Robert Talalay

Call 2010

Alex Ustych

Call 2010

Amy Clarke

Call 2010

Catriona Hodge

Call 2012

Alice Meredith

Call 2013

Aaron Moss

Call 2013

Sarah Taylor

Call 2014

Juniors (under 10 years)

John Goss

Call 2015

Peter Laverack

Call 2015

Molly Joyce

Call 2016

Edmund Gross

Call 2016

Aimee Riese

Call 2016

David Messling

Call 2017

Zander Goss

Call 2017

Jennifer Wright

Call 2018

Conor Monighan

Call 2019

Edmund Garnett

Call 2021

Door Tenants

John Bassett

Call 1975

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