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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Cicely Hayward

5 Essex Court - London

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  • 5 Essex Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9AH

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Practice Areas

Police law; Inquests; Public and Administrative; Personal Injury; Employment. Notable cases: R(A & Ors v Central London Criminal Court and Chief Constable of West Midlands Police) [2017] EWHC 70 (s.9 warrants, legal professional privilege); R(ABC) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2017] EWHC 1650 (QB) (defamation and qualified privilege, serious harm to reputation); Mouncher & Ors v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2016] EWHC 1367 (QB) (claims for misfeasance in public office, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment brought by officers prosecuted for investigation into murder of Lynette White in 1988); Daniels & Ors v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2015] EWCA Civ 680 (immunity from suit); R(P) v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police [2014] EWHC 1436 (proportionality of contents of enhanced DBS certificate – formerly ECRC); Allen v Chief Constable of Hampshire Police [2013] EWCA Civ 967 (vicarious liability and Art 3 investigative obligation) Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset [2014] 1 W.L.R. 4313 (relief from sanctions) Independent Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA – Child Migration Programmes) Inquests into the deaths of Ian Tomlinson (MPS – death of newspaper vendor at G20 riots following police contact); Sean Cunningham (MOD – Red Arrows fatal inadvertent ejection on the runway); Bijan Ebrahimi (Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset); Gavin Williams (MOD – death of soldier in circumstances including ‘beasting’ and heatstroke); numerous inquests concerning deaths in custody and deaths following police contact

Professional Memberships



Called to the bar 2009. Hardwicke and Hubert Greenland Scholarships (Lincoln’s Inn). Appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Counsel in 2013