Profile submitted by Georgina Wolfe
Police Law; Inquests; Public and Administrative; Professional Discipline; Personal Injury; Employment. Notable cases: Undercover Policing Inquiry; Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse; currently acting in Belhaj v Straw and others as part of the counsel team for the Government; R (Roberts) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  UKSC 79,  1 W.L.R. 210 (stop and search); Catt and T v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and ACPO  UKSC 9;  2 W.L.R. 664 (police retention of data); R (TD) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  EWCA Civ 585 (police retention of CRIS reports); Lynch and ors v Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police and ors JR1305127, 14 November 2014 (recoverability of inquest costs); R (E7) v Chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry  EWHC 452 (Admin) (challenging the findings of a public inquiry); and in R (Ramsden) v IPCC  EWHC 3969 (Admin) (defending a challenge to the police and IPCC’s decision not to take witness statements from witnesses to an alleged assault); Inquests into the deaths of Stephen Akinyemi and Kingsley Burrell.
Called to the Bar 2006 (Queen Mother Scholarship; Harold G. Fox scholarship and Blackstone Entrance Exhibition). Appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel 2016 (and C Panel from 2012). 2016 Inspirational Women in Law Finalist.
The Path to Pupillage (Sweet & Maxwell, 2008; Third Edition 2013) with Alexander Robson.