Police Disciplinary Hearings

Finding a solicitor to represent a police officer at a disciplinary hearing can be tricky. In order to properly represent a member of the police force in any situation, whether the case involves on duty or off-duty actions, a solicitor must have a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of police protocol and operations.

JMW provide representation by former police officers, criminal defence solicitors and other lawyers nationally recognised as leading individuals in their respective areas of law.

If you are a member of the police force facing prosecution for either on duty or off-duty actions, we can represent you. For a no-obligation discussion, use the contact form at the top of this page or ring a member of our Business Crime and Regulation team on 0345 872 6666 for further details.

On-duty enquiries

As part of the Police Federation panel and subject to approval from the Federation Branch Board, JMW can offer legal advice and representation in the following on-duty matters:

  • Misconduct enquiries and hearings
  • Interviews under caution in criminal investigations
  • Advice and representation in criminal prosecutions
  • Advice and representation in tribunals (including appeals)

JMW lawyers specialising in police law and professional misconduct cases have advised in thousands of interviews under caution. Early intervention and assistance from police law solicitors can often result in the discontinuance of an enquiry - but if the matter develops into disciplinary proceedings or criminal prosecution, you can be assured that JMW will protect your legal position.

Our particular expertise in on-duty enquiries includes helping in cases involving:

  • Serious fraud
  • Bribery
  • Corruption

Our detailed understanding of the information technology used by the police is assisted by our relationship with forensic experts who work in this area. We also understand both the practical and political aspects of representing police officers.

Off-duty matters

We offer a full range of specialist legal services to police officers who are the subject of enquiries or legal proceedings relating to off-duty matters. We understand that these incidents can have a serious impact on a working life and we therefore work closely with other departments to ensure that decisions made in these cases protect employment rights.

These matters are not normally funded by the Police Federation, but we are able to offer discounted rates to serving police officers, special constables, community support officers and retired police officers (NARPO). Legal expenses insurance may also be available in certain cases. Our services for off-duty matters include advice on:

  • Employment
  • Family
  • Driving Offences
  • Criminal Defence
  • Reputational Management
  • Personal Insolvency
  • Personal Injury
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Conveyancing  

Get in touch

For a no obligation discussion or to find out more about police disciplinary hearings, use our contact box or ring a member of our Business Crime and Regulation team on 0345 872 6666 for more information. We represent people across the country, including in Manchester and London.


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