Policing the Police: getting the most out of the police complaints system for complainants - Commercial rate

Date: Friday 22 June 2012

Time: 9.15am - 5.15pm

Location: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Ruth Brander, Tony Murphy, Michael Oswald

CPD: 6 hours CPD - suitable for all levels

Fee: £258

This one-day course is designed to assist complainants' representatives to navigate the police complaints system with a view to safeguarding their clients' interests and securing just outcomes.

Full Price: £258

Course Start Date: 22 Jun 2012

Course End Date: 22 Jun 2012

Time Info: 9.15 am-5.15 pm

Accreditation: 6 hours CPD - suitable for all levels

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS


Ruth Brander is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in civil actions against the police, public law, prisoners' rights and inquests. She has a particular interest in protest cases. She is co-author of The Law of Public Order and Protest (OUP, 2010) and a contributing author to Human Rights and the Investigation and Prosecution of Crime (OUP, 2009). She is editor of the forthcoming edition of the Police Actions volume of Atkins Court Forms.

Tony Murphy is a partner at Bhatt Murphy Solicitors, representing those who are abused by the state. He is a co-author of Legal Action's 'Police misconduct and the law' updates and provides regular training in this field, including to complainants, their representatives and the LSC.

Michael Oswald is a solicitor at Bhatt Murphy, specialising in representing the victims of police misconduct and criminality. He also provides training on the police complaints system to community groups and lawyers.


Topics will include:

  • The pros, cons and mechanics of pursuing a police complaint
  • Achieving appropriate mode of investigation
  • Effective participation in all levels of investigation
  • Disclosure
  • Death and serious injury investigations
  • Complainant's role in misconduct meetings, hearings and prosecutions
  • Challenging flawed investigations via appeals, JR, HRA
  • Conducting a complaint investigation in tandem with a civil claim
  • Case study

This interactive course is intended for those who have some knowledge of the police complaints system; however it should be sufficient if attendees are familiar with the section on police complaints in the LAG book: Police Misconduct: legal remedies by John Harrison, Stephen Cragg and Heather Williams QC (4th edn, 2005).

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