Wrongful Arrest & False Imprisonment

Murria Solicitors have considerable experience in the complex area of claims for compensation for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution and misfeasance, often brought against authorities such the police, the courts, the Home Office and so on, but also on occasion against private security companies. We also have experience of cases in which property has been wrongfully seized and either damaged or destroyed.

It is vital that such cases are handled by specialist lawyers, as a person may be entitled to a trial by jury, something which is extremely rare in civil proceedings and requires very careful consideration at a relatively early stage. We have experience of conducting trials with and without jury and can use our experience to decide which option to take.

You can contact our Wrongful Arrest and False Imprisonment team by calling on
0333 800 0033 or filling in the Contact Us form.

We may agree to act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

We also have experience in conducting trials in the County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal.

We also have experience in related judicial review work, particularly in challenging the issue of search warrants.

Many of our cases have been featured in the Law Reports

If you require help in this area, please contact our Wrongful Arrest and False Imprisonment team, headed by Mr Galwinder Singh Kang, who has over two decades of experience in this specialist area of law.

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