McMillan Williams is a leading specialist in bringing civil actions against the Police and protecting the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

If you feel you have been wrongfully arrested, falsely detained, or have received mistreatment at the hands of the police of other authorities, our committed, fearless and highly experienced team of Civil Liberties Lawyers can assist you in pursuing your claim.

Protecting Your Civil Liberties 


Bellamy Forde
Bellamy Forde
Partner & Head of Civil & Commercial Litigation

We represent individuals who have been mistreated by the justice system whether by the Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, in a  prison, mental health or other detention facilities. 

We offer a high-quality service tailored to each individual client, supporting you all the way through what is often an intimidating process.  Our Civil Liberties specialists work closely with our large Criminal Defence team to give your case the best possible chance of success.

We can represent you in pursuing a complaint, disciplinary proceedings or any of the full range of civil claims against the Police or other detaining authorities. 

Civil actions we are able to pursue include:

  • Assault and battery
  • False imprisonment
  • Malicious prosecutions
  • Misfeasance in public office
  • Human Rights Act claims
  • Miscarriage of Justice applications
  • Data Protection Act claims

We Can help

At McMillan Williams, our mission is to "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" and can offer a range of alternative funding options including Legal Aid and conditional fee agreements (no win no fee) to ensure that you get the justice you need. 

If you are in any doubt and would like to seek legal advice in pursuing an action against the police or other authority, please call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk.