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Russell Fortt

5 Essex Court - London

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

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Police law, inquests, inquiries, public and administrative law, human rights, personal injury, immigration and FOI. Recent work includes a scoping exercise for the IPCC into the policing of the miners’ strike, policy advice for the national lead on ANPR, advice on mail intercept for the NCA, drafting submission in relation to a threatened JR in the Lord Janner matter, acting for the Prison Service in a claim brought by the killer of Drummer Rigby and drafting grounds for the Mental Health Tribunal in a judicial review brought by Ian Brady. Cases of note include: Price v IPCC [2016] EWHC 3744 (Admin), Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v IPCC, Harrington and Demetrio [2015] EWCA Civ 1248, Marley Administration v Commissioner of City of London Police [2013] EWHC 4584 (Admin), Global Cash & Carry v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2013] EWHC 528 (Admin), Hicks & Others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2012] EWHC 1947 (Admin), M v IPCC [2012] EWHC 2071 (Admin), Perinpanathan v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2010] EWCA Civ 40, Blackmore v DCLG [2017] EWCA Civ 1136, KM v SSHD [2017] EWCA Civ 437, VH v SSHD [2016] EWCA Civ 1012, FA v SSHD EWCA Civ 763 and The Billy Wright Inquiry (2007-2010).


Civil Service. Called 1999. AG’s ‘B’ Panel 2013