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Mr J accidentally hurt the hand of his sister during an incident at his home which resulted in them attending their local A&E department. After consideration of what happened, the nurse who saw examined Mr J’s sister informed her that she would be referring the matter to Social Services but nonetheless, Mr J and his sister were allowed leave the hospital together and return home. Then, a couple of days later, Metropolitan Police Officers attended Mr J’s home where his sister was still present and after consulting both, they left and updated the internal Police records to ‘no crime’ status. Due to how such Police Officers were to Mr J and his sister, they each decided to go into their local Police Station to make a complaint about their conduct a few more days after the above attendance. Upon entering, Mr J was then arrested for common assault and transferred to another Police Station for questioning. After interview, Mr J was released with no further action.


After this, Mr J approached specialist Actions Against the Police Solicitors, Irvings Law, for assistance. Mr McConville immediately acknowledged that what happened was completely wrong and without hesitation, offered to act for Mr J by way of “no win, no fee” presenting a claim to the Metropolitan Police for false imprisonment and assault.


Upon receipt of Mr J’s claim, the Metropolitan Police denied liability in full which left Mr J with no other option but to issue/serve Court proceedings. Once Mr J did this, the Metropolitan Police decided to enter into settlement negotiations whereby Mr J agreed to resolve his claim for a decent amount of money plus the payment of his legal costs too.