Criminal & Misconduct Solicitors at Slater & Gordon, formerly Russell, Jones & Walker, are very proud of their long association with the Police Federation and its members.

Slater & Gordon have provided the Police Federation of England & Wales and its members with legal advice and representation in criminal and misconduct proceedings since police officers were first given the right to be legally represented in disciplinary proceedings by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

Our experience is unique and unrivalled. The Legal 500 2013 edition states "Slater & Gordon Lawyers’ Scott Ingram is particularly experienced in police shooting cases.

The practice represented, at a public inquiry, the Metropolitan Police firearms officer who fired the shots which killed Azelle Rodney. Other clients include the Royal College of Nursing". "Slater & Gordon Lawyers is representing four serving police officers under investigation by the IPCC in relation to their contact with Kingsley Burrell following his detention under s2 of the Mental Health Act. Tim Coolican has an ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of the Police Misconduct Regulations".

What our Criminal & Misconduct Solicitors do

We represent police officers in criminal and misconduct proceedings, relating to both on-duty and off-duty allegations. We are the most experienced criminal solicitors for police officers, and are dedicated to using our experience to get the best results for our Federation clients.

Slater & Gordon’s solicitors are experienced in:

Duty-related incidents, including

  • Offences from common assault and minor road traffic offences to the most serious allegations
  • Misconduct in public office
  • Deaths in custody and deaths following police contact
  • Shootings

Off-duty incidents and their potential repercussions, including

  • Implications for job/misconduct
  • Access to experts in other departments (e.g. employment) in the event that they are required

How to Contact Us

For duty-related incidents, members should in the first instance seek authority from the Branch Board before contacting us.

In cases of emergency, where a member has been arrested, immediate access to an experienced Slater & Gordon criminal Solicitor can be obtained outside normal office hours by calling freephone 0800 916 9082 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.