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Andrew Petherbridge

Andrew Petherbridge

Team Supervisor and Civil Liberties Specialist, Hull

ap@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

Areas of specialism

Working for a highly respected firm of solicitors, I regularly deal with people who have been subjected to unacceptable treatment in their dealings with the police. Police officers have a difficult job to do, and of course the majority do this without problem, but as in any walk of life there are some amongst their numbers whose actions can taint the reputation of the vast majority.
I specialise in public law and civil liberties actions against the police dealing with issues such as:

  1. Human Rights Breaches
  2. Article 2 Inquests
  3. Deaths in Police Custody
  4. Police Firearms Incidents
  5. Wrongful Arrest
  6. Unlawful Detention
  7. Assault
  8. Malicious Prosecution
  9. Misfeasance in Public Office
  10. Data Protection Breaches

Expertise and key strengths

I lead 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 of these cases my clients have wrongly been accused of serious offences, such as murder, sexual assault or firearms offence. I also have a particular expertise in dealing with victims of crime whose Human Rights have been breached as a result of failings by the Police

When acting for my clients I appreciate and understand that the actions of the Police can have a significant and long term impact on both them and their families.

My career

My legal career began by working personal injury claims before moving into more general civil litigation and claims against the police. Prior to working for Hudgell Solicitors I worked for a large personal injury firm in Leeds, where I was responsible for handling litigated personal injury work. Before this, I worked for a large firm in Hull and I have worked in legal practice since 2008

Proudest professional achievement

My proudest moment was being awarded the ‘rising star’ of the claims profession award at the national Modern Claims Awards. This award came off the back of being instructed to act for families in a number of high profile human rights cases of national significance.

Qualifications and professional memberships

  • BA in Politics and International Relations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in law
  • Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
  • Member of Human Rights Lawyers Association
  • Member of Police Action Lawyers Group

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