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Civil Liberties Breaches And Police Misconduct

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If your rights have been abused by the police or the state, Hudgell Solicitors can help you get justice. Our human rights solicitors specialise in police complaints and civil actions, holding authorities to account for unlawful actions and abuses of power that breach your freedom and liberty.

We understand that challenging the police and the state can be difficult. Our experienced solicitors will assess your case and develop a strategy to put right the state’s failings, offering support and guidance at every stage of the process.

With a high success rate in securing justice for those affected by misconduct and abuse, we empower people to challenge authorities whose actions have infringed on their civil liberties and human rights. No matter what injustice you’ve suffered at the hands of the state, our lawyers will do all they can to ensure the right party is held accountable.

For more information on making a civil liberties claim, contact our experienced solicitors today.

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Actions Against the Police and State

Police Complaints

We support our clients in taking civil action against the police, holding the force to account for unfair and illegal treatment. Our experienced solicitors handle many police complaints, including failures individual officers have made in the line of duty. Whether you’ve been wrongfully arrested and detained or have been a victim of battery and assault, we’ll challenge those responsible and seek a favourable settlement for the physical injuries and psychological trauma you’ve suffered.

If your civil liberties or human rights have been infringed as a result of some form of police misconduct, then you may be entitled to compensation. It’s worth discussing your situation with a solicitor in confidence to find out whether you are able to make a claim.

If you have been a victim of any form of police misconduct or action which has resulted in your civil liberties or human rights being infringed then you could be entitled to compensation.

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Should you be a victim of any form of police misconduct which has resulted in your civil liberties or human rights being infringed contact us today

Civil Actions

If the authorities have breached your civil liberty, we’re here to help. We have a strong track record in taking decisive action against the state, so you can trust us with a claim regardless of your circumstances. We believe everyone deserves fair and equal treatment in the eyes of the law, and deliver strategic civil action on behalf of individuals whose rights have been abused by the police and the state.

  • Wrongful Arrest
  • Unlawful detention / false imprisonment
  • Assault and battery
  • Trespass
  • Negligence
  • Malicious prosecution

Public Law

Challenging the state in cases of public law can be daunting. Our solicitors are here to act on your behalf, bringing robust action against government and public bodies when they have acted unlawfully. We challenge the law through judicial review, seeking to secure compensation and justice for human rights breaches which have had a detrimental impact on your freedom and civil liberty. With an expert legal team experienced in holding public authorities to account, we will be a strong and reliable partner in your challenge against the state.

Meet members of the team

Dr Neil Hudgell

Senior Solicitor, Managing Director

Neil established Hudgell Solicitors in 1997 and has led the firm to becoming a highly successful and respected national brand, representing thousands of clients across England and Wales. He has put client care at the forefront of the business, successfully representing many clients who have suffered trauma and loss, and was named the claims industry’s ‘Outstanding Innovator of the Year’ in 2013.

Andrew Petherbridge

Lawyer and Head of Civil Liberties

Andrew leads our team in this specialist area of work and has led many cases for clients whose lives, and those of their families, have been turned upside down as a result of the wrongful and unlawful actions of the police. In some cases victims have been wrongly accused of serious offences, such as murder and sexual assault.

Cyrilia Davies Knight

Solicitor and Deputy Head of Civil Liberties, London

With a long-standing and proven commitment to protecting civil liberties, equality and access to justice for the everyday person seeking to challenge the decisions of public bodies, Cyrilia represents the most vulnerable and disenfranchised members of society. A large part of her work has involved representing bereaved families in inquests arising from deaths in custody and bringing challenges to coronial conclusions by way of judicial review.