Searches by police

“Stop and search” has been and remains one of the most controversial aspects of police conduct. People often feel with justification that their right not to have their liberty infringed has been ignored when a search happens.


Clare Evans
Clare Evans
Associate Solicitor

We are often called upon to advise people who have been searched by the police, whether this is by way of a stop and search on the side of a road or by way of a police raid on their home.  Our team have considerable experience of challenging the police as to their stop and search policies and how they conduct police searches and raids on people’s homes and in obtaining compensation as well..

We are presently dealing with a number of cases where clients have been stopped by the police and searched on a pavement in full view of the public.  This can cause embarrassment and humiliation and it is often the case that police can stop an individual for one reason and then change their mind as to the reason for the stop once they speak to the individual and search them.

Such stops can sometimes result in an assault of an individual by police and we can assist in bringing a claim for assault. 

We Can Help

At MW, our missions is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those who have had their liberty infringed or humiliated by the police when carrying out a "Stop and Search".

If you want to discuss a potential claim arising from police conduct, you can talk to one of our expert Civil Liberties Lawyers.  Call us today on 020 3551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk.

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