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Iain Gould- Actions Against the Police Solicitor
Today’s blog post explains how I was able to help a young black man achieve justice against Avon and Somerset Police, despite not being instructed until over 5 years after the incident in question.
My client, whom I will identify as Edward for the purposes of this blog, had originally instructed other solicitors who abandoned his claim when it became too ‘difficult’, after Avon and Somerset denied liability.
I assessed the available evidence – including some short but crucial mobile phone footage of the incident which had been filmed by Edward and his partner Samantha – and confirmed that I was happy to pursue Edward’s case on a Conditional Fee (no win, no fee) basis, despite the fact that by the time he instructed me, we were fast approaching the 6thanniversary of the incident, which is the cut off point for bringing a civil claim in respect of…
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