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Alan is a Litigation Executive within our Criminal and Misconduct Department in Manchester with over 14 years experience encompassing all aspects of criminal defence and representation of police officers in respect of criminal and misconduct allegations.
Representing police officers successfully throughout the North West of England and North Wales including at the Police Station, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Misconduct Hearings, Alan has gained a wealth of experience on a variety of criminal and misconduct matters including Misconduct in a Public Office, Perverting the Course of Justice, Rape, Data Protection Offences, Excessive Force, theft and dishonesty offences and discreditable conduct.
Alan successfully represented a Merseyside Police Officer who had been charged with Misconduct in a Public Office. The Officer had been subject to a “sting” operation by the Anti Corruption Unit of Merseyside Police and the evidence included that of an undercover officer, CCTV and audio evidence. The trial was widely reported in the media. The Officer was subsequently found not guilty.
In another notable case, Alan successfully represented a female Greater Manchester Police Officer in respect of an allegation of Rape. Again, this case was widely reported and the officer was found not guilty after trial.
Alan has also had numerous successes at Misconduct Hearings including the representation of two officers who faced allegations of Improper Use of Force, Failure to Challenge and Report Improper Conduct and Honesty and Integrity. The allegations in question were captured covertly by a civilian and subsequently posted on YouTube. Both officers kept their jobs.
Alan successfully represented officers for Honesty and Integrity and other breaches of standards arising from an IDR activation within a police vehicle and alleged tampering with the vehicles fuse system. The allegations were not proven against either officer and it was successfully argued that the officer who was the passenger in the vehicle was not under any obligation to report an IDR activation even if one had occurred in accordance with the Police Vehicle Driver Policy and the Incident Data Recorder (Standard Operating Procedure).
Alan has also represented Police Officers on Post Incident Procedures and Inquests.
Alan has gained an excellent reputation amongst Police Federation Representatives and Police Officers for providing a thoroughly professional and diligent level of service which has led to his numerous successes at all stages of criminal and misconduct proceedings.