Profile submitted by Cicely Hayward
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)  EWHC 70 (s.9 warrants, legal professional privilege); R(ABC) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police  EWHC 1650 (QB) (defamation and qualified privilege, serious harm to reputation); Mouncher & Ors v Chief Constable of South Wales Police  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  EWCA Civ 680 (immunity from suit); R(P) v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police  EWHC 1436 (proportionality of contents of enhanced DBS certificate – formerly ECRC); Allen v Chief Constable of Hampshire Police  EWCA Civ 967 (vicarious liability and Art 3 investigative obligation) Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset  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
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