Civil Actions Against The Police - 2009

Civil Actions Against The Police - 2009

Wednesday 21st October 2009

The Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3HH

6 Hours CPD - Law Society and The Bar Standards Board accredited

Lunch and refreshments for delegates included in the conference fee.

For booking information, please download a brochure or contact Nigel Lipton for a printed copy.

Conference Contents

Conference Chairman - Andrew Collingbourne - Hornby Baker Jones and Wood Solicitors

Police Powers Over The Person Including Arrest And Detention

Speaker - David Aubrey QC - Temple Chambers

This presentation will deal with the following:-

  • Introduction

  • Stop and search

  • Arrest (inc. Definition and procedure)

  • Detention in police custody

  • Searches samples fingerprints and retention

Civil Actions Against The Police - Dealing With Damages

Speaker - Sadie Crapper - 3 Paper Buildings, Temple

This presentation will deal with the following:-

  • Introduction

  • A personal injury approach

  • Appropriate medical evidence

  • Effective schedules

  • False imprisonment claims

  • Claims by informers

  • Human Rights Act claims

  • Value

  • Strategic benefits and disadvantages

  • Alternative dispute resolution

  • Conclusion

Lawful Justifications For Entry, Search And Seizure

Speaker - Howard Davies - Ex Detective Sergeant - Gwent Police

This presentation will deal with the following:-

  • Introduction

  • Entry and search without warrant

  • Seizure without warrant

  • Retention

  • Warrants and police powers

  • Challenging validity of warrants

  • Police powers in relation to vehicles and seizure

An Overview Of The Jury Trial In Civil Actions Against The Police

Speaker - Mark Evans QC - Temple Chambers

This presentation will deal with the following:-

  • Use of jury trial in civil actions against the police

  • Application for jury trial

  • The Trial

  • Obtaining a verdict in jury trials
  • Appeals

Miscarriages Of Justice: The Psychological Effects

Speaker - Professor Paul Rogers - University of Glamorgan

This presentation will deal with the following:-

  • The recognition of miscarriages of justice and associated psychological effects

  • Indications of possible psychological problems

  • Assessment issues - who to instruct (psychiatry or psychology)

  • Known psychiatric diagnoses

  • An overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  • Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (and different type of therapies)

  • Finding the right therapist

Liability For Information Provided To The Police

Speaker - Nick Thomas-Symonds - Civitas Law

This presentation will deal with the following:-

  • General introduction

  • Historical cases

  • Davidson v Chief Constable of North Wales & Anor (1994)

  • The position of Security Guards: Expectation.

  • The distinction between simply laying information before police officers for them to take such action as they think fit and something more than this including some direction, procurement, direct request or direct encouragement that someone should be arrested.

  • When might a duty of care arise?