Galwinder Singh Kang

Job Title: Director, Solicitor, COLP

Profile:
Galwinder joined Murria Solicitors as a trainee solicitor in 1992 and qualified as a solicitor in December 1994. He was appointed a partner at the practice in 2003 and became a director and shareholder when the firm incorporated into a limited company. Throughout his career, Galwinder has dealt with a vast range of predominantly claimant litigation matters. He has experience in handling all kinds of litigation and enjoys challenging and complex cases. He has acted for defendants on many insurance-related matters in recent years, including many defendants left without insurance cover due to allegations of dishonestly and non-disclosure. He also acts for both commercial and residential landlords and tenants in claims relating to property. He is noted for his negotiation skills and is able to present a robust case regardless of the circumstances.

Key recent cases

Recently, Galwinder has acted on behalf of professional golfer in a complex case, ensuring he was able to gain a substantial settlement for his client following a career-threatening injury.

He recently managed to favourably negotiate a settlement in a claim where a pension company paid benefits twice and sought to recover the overpayment.

He has also defended a company in a case of alleged patent infringement relating to goods imported from China. Currently, Galwinder is acting on behalf of a former NHS employee in a claim against a number of hospital trusts for release of his personal data without his consent. Galwinder has recently settled a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors arising out of its handling of our client’s case. He has further dealt with a misrepresentation claim in relation to the sale of a house to our client. Galwinder also has experience in representing clients with brain injuries, ensuring their long-term needs are catered for as part of settlements. He has managed various fatal accident claims and represented various overseas claimants pursing claims in the UK.

Challenging the Authorities

Galwinder is renowned for his expertise in acting against authorities such as the Police, Prison Service, Court Service and the Home Office, in cases including wrongful arrest, unlawful imprisonment and assault. He is currently acting for a client who was shot in the eye by a police officer using a Police Taser gun. He is also currently acting on behalf of the estate of a prisoner who died in prison from a drugs overdose. He has represented families at inquests held in the Coroner’s Court. He has challenged search warrants by way of judicial review and recovered items seized by the Police and HMRC.

Other Work:

Galwinder has been involved in challenging insurance companies’ decisions to void policies, defending allegations of ‘fundamental dishonesty’, pension company disputes, defending nurses and care workers in ‘fitness to practice’ hearings, procurement challenges, and assisting landlords and tenants in matters including seeking possession and breach of covenant.

Specialist Skills:

Galwinder is highly-experienced in taking on complex, distinctive cases whilst identifying relevant issues and breaking apart an opponent’s case. He takes great interest in cases from the outset, working closely with leading specialist barristers who are chosen due to their expertise. He is renowned amongst his peers for his meticulous preparation.

Expertise:
Civil litigation, complex injury claims, civil actions against authorities, inquests, and judicial reviews.

Memberships:
Law Society, Police Action Lawyers Group (PALG).

Related Case Studies

Recent Case Studies

Claim for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, trespass and breach of human rights

Our wrongful arrest and false imprisonment solicitor, Galwinder Kang recently dealt with a claim against Thames Valley Police that included claims for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, trespass and breach of human rights. On 11 June 2021, our client was arrested for alleged harassment of an ex-partner. The arrest took place in the early hours of the morning, at his home address in front of his wife and young children. More

Arrested and held in custody in an error made by the police

On 24/10/19 our client was arrested in Bradford Town Centre by Police Officers who said that there was a warrant out for his arrest. Our client was well known to the Police. He told the Officers that the matter had already dealt with but the Officers didn’t believe him.

Electronic Monitoring Services wrongful arrests and false imprisonment compensation claims

On 15 September 2019 our client was arrested in the early hours of the morning by Officers from Lancashire Constabulary for alleged breach of bail. He was on bail and one of his bail conditions was a curfew between the hours of 7.00pm and 7.00am. The curfew was electronically monitored by a company called Electronic Monitoring Services, which is part of Capita and whose is contracted by the Court Service to provide this electronic monitoring service... More

Police & criminal justice data record violations

The criminal justice sector including Police National Computer (PNC) and Courts have access to a wide range of sensitive information about us. However, the data is not being looked after as well as it should. Here is a case report of a recent matter of data breach we have dealt with.

Deletion of records from Police systems

The general rule in law is that if someone is arrested, whether or not they are charged with a criminal offence, details of their arrest, along with their photograph and any samples taken e.g. fingerprints and DNA, are stored on Police databases.

Law Commission recommends search warrant modernisation

At Murria, we have an exceptional track record when it comes to challenging search warrants and taking legal action for unlawful searches and seizure of property by the Police and other law enforcement agencies such as HMRC and UK Border Agency.

Claim by Prison In-Mate

On 25 June 2015, whilst our client was an inmate at HMP Oakwood, he slipped and injured his back. A claim was pursued against G4S, which runs the prison.

Police brutality caught on CCTV

Murria Solicitors were instructed by our client in a matter of an assault by the Police.
Our client was assaulted and had his head aggressively banged against
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Galwinder Singh Kang

Director
Head of Department – Claims / Litigation