Overview

Deka Chambers are a leading police law set with members having represented various police forces in some of the most significant and prominent police cases in recent years.

Various members of chambers are rated by the legal directories as leaders in the field having represented police forces before all tribunals from the Supreme Court to the Magistrates.

Chambers’ work encompasses civil actions concerning fatal shootings, deaths in custody, misfeasance (including wrongful arrest and false imprisonment), personal injury and claims of assault, human rights act claims, judicial review proceedings, matters relating to data protection and privacy, inquests, police conduct and operational matters.

Barristers also regularly give training to forces and regional crime units on a variety of procedural and operational matters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil disputes concerning the police at High Court and County Court level (false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, assault, fatal shootings, misfeasance in public office, warrant and trespass claims).
  • Police misconduct
  • Operational matters (including warrant and production order applications and RIPA)
  • Civil proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Employers’ Liability and Public Liability claims
  • Judicial review proceedings
  • Data Protection and Privacy claims
  • Applications under section 139 of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Inquests
  • Public Inquiries
  • Disciplinary proceedings and Police Authority appeals concerning serving officers
  • Police led applications such Sex Offender Orders, Proceeds of Crime Orders, Closure Orders and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders
  • Firearms applications and appeals

Notable Cases

  • Chief Constable of Essex Police v Transport Arendonk BVBA [2020] 1 WLUK 192:  Appeal of a refusal to strike out a claim in negligence brought by a haulier whose lorry was robbed whilst the driver was lawfully under arrest
  • Parker v Chief Constable of Essex [2019] 1 WLR 2238: a person who is unlawfully arrested is nevertheless entitled only to nominal damages if he would have been arrested lawfully had the police realised their mistake;
  • James-Bowen v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018] UKSC 40: Successfully represented the Commissioner in the Supreme Court in this case concerning whether employers owe a duty of care to their employees in the way in which they conduct litigation;
  • Brown v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [2019] EWCA Civ 1724 (no automatic QOWCS protection for a personal injury claimant who includes other causes of action in the claim).
  • Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley [2022] RTR 16
  • Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2022] 2 WLR 528
  • Hillsborough litigation [2021]
  • James-Bowen v Commissioner or Police of the Metropolis [2018] 1 WLR 4021
  • Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2009] 1 AC 225
  • Ashley v Chief Constable of Sussex [2008] 1 AC 962
  • A v Hoare [2008] 1 AC 844
  • Ashley v Chief Constable of Sussex [2007] 1 WLR 398

Police Law Barristers

Edward Faulks KC

Edward Faulks KC


Call: 1973 Silk: 1996

Andrew Warnock KC

Andrew Warnock KC


Call: 1993 Silk: 2012

Tom Little KC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Giles Mooney KC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Laura Johnson QC

Laura Johnson KC


Call: 2001 Silk: 2022

Julian Waters

Julian Waters


Call: 1986

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Geoffrey Weddell

Geoffrey Weddell


Call: 1989

Jeremy Crowther


Call: 1991

Paul Stagg

Paul Stagg


Call: 1994

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Russell Wilcox

Dr Russell Wilcox


Call: 2000

Claire Harden-Frost


Call: 2000

Ian Stebbings

Ian Stebbings


Call: 2001

Eleanor Mawrey


Call: 2001

James Thacker


Call: 2001

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Jack Harding

Jack Harding


Call: 2004

Ian Clarke

Ian Clarke


Call: 2005

Lisa Dobie

Lisa Dobie


Call: 2006

Jennifer Newcomb


Call: 2006

Roderick Abbott

Roderick Abbott


Call: 2006

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Jennifer Oborne


Call: 2007

Thom Dyke


Call: 2007

Patricia Londono


Call: 2008

William Dean


Call: 2011

Ella Davis

Ella Davis


Call: 2013

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Kerry Nicholson

Kerry Nicholson


Call: 2015

Richard Collier

Richard Collier


Call: 2016

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2017

Susanna Bennett

Susanna Bennett


Call: 2017

Thomas Yarrow

Thomas Yarrow


Call: 2018

Francesca Kolar


Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

Madeleine Miller


Call: 2019

Louise Thomson


Call: 2019

Anirudh Mandagere

Anirudh Mandagere


Call: 2019

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