Court of Appeal dismisses attempt by police to extend immunity from suit

07 Jul 2015

Stephen Cragg QC and Conor McCarthy acted for claimants in resisting an appeal by south Wales Police with the aim of extending immunity from suit.

South Wales Police argued that officers were entitled to immunity from suit for any actions carried out linked to judicial proceedings. The claimants, who sought to claim for misfeasance in public office due to alleged misconduct by the police exercising disclosure powers in criminal proceedings, successfully argued that the immunity applies only to witnesses in court proceedings. The full judgment can be read here The Chief Constable of South Wales Police v Daniels & Ors .