If you have been the victim of mistreatment at the hands of law enforcement, you should consider pursuing a civil claim against them for damages. Legal action is often the most effective means of holding them to account, and in most cases, claims are settled out of court.


Before you consider bringing a claim, it is essential that you get a proper assessment of your case and find the right lawyer. We may be able to help you with both, and we will not charge you a penny. In some cases, we may even help you bring criminal charges against the police or seek Judicial Review in the High Court.

We have extensive experience in helping people assess the merits of their claims and finding them the right solicitor who may be able to pursue the claim on their behalf.

Here are some common examples of police abuses that we have helped people successfully sue law enforcement officials for in the past:

  • An officer threatened to arrest you and prevented you from leaving unless you complied with an unlawful demand.
  • An officer detained you on the street and demanded you show ID or answer questions.
  • You were arrested or detained without being informed of the reason why.
  • An officer unnecessarily handcuffed you upon arrest when you were fully compliant.
  • An officer stopped and searched you under a relevant search power without reasonable grounds for suspecting you to be in possession of a prohibited item.
  • An officer stopped and searched you under a relevant search power without stating their name, station, or the reasons for the search.
  • An officer attempted or succeeded in gaining unlawful entry to your property without permission.
  • You were forcibly stopped by a security guard or shop staff and wrongly accused of shoplifting.
  • An officer seized your vehicle keys during a routine traffic stop when you were fully compliant.
  • An officer insisted that you exit your vehicle without authority, leaving you fearful of arrest if you did not comply.
  • You were stopped and searched or detained by a PCSO.
  • An officer made persistent and excessive requests to force you to attend a voluntary interview.
  • You were subject to misuse of force or excessive force by a police officer, PCSO, security guard, or any other law enforcement official.
  • You were subjected to a citizen’s arrest by a security guard or a member of the public.


This list is not exhaustive.

Please note we will not assist with any requests for help that relate to law enforcement abuses of the following type:

  • Breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour
  • Not acting on their oath
  • Causing alarm and distress
  • Treason
  • Perjury
  • Refusing to investigate a crime
  • Making a lawful arrest
  • Reasonable use of force
  • Lawfully searching you but finding nothing
  • Denying you a phone call at a police station
  • Stopping your vehicle for no reason
  • Investigating you
  • A police complaint not being upheld
  • Interfering with your rights to speak to a solicitor
  • Freeman of the Land or Sovereign Citizen arguments
  • Family law issues, such as children being taken into care
  • Mental health issues, such as sectioning
  • Unproven allegations
  • Help with private prosecutions


Again, this list is not exhaustive and we reserve the right to reject your request on the basis that it is not an area of law or an issue that we are able to help you with.

If you have good reason to believe that you have grounds for a claim, please contact us. We will do our utmost to respond within 7 days.