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Police Actions

At James Murray Solicitors we are very proud of our record of
helping people who feel they have been unfairly treated by those in authority, such as the police or prison service.

If you have been wrongfully arrested or assaulted during an arrest or whilst in custody, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Our lawyers can help you retrieve any items retained and are experienced in making strong complaints to the police or prison service for improper conduct.

Action Against the Police

Free or affordable action

In most cases anyone who is taking action against the police will have their case funded by LEGAL AID.
This means that the Government pays for the costs of the case.
In a small number of cases some clients may be asked to make a contribution towards the costs, but do not worry, we will always tell you in advance before you decide to go ahead.

In some circumstances we will enter into a “No Win No Fee” agreement with you, depending upon the circumstances of your individual case.

For actions against the police, call us on 0151 933 3333 or click here


Get the strength of James Murray lawyers on your side


Now meet your Actions Against the Police  team

Lee Massingham

Lee Massingham LLB (hons), partner

 Lee is the head of our Actions Against the Police Department.

Lee is also the Legal Services Category Supervisor for actions against the police. He has secured justice for many clients who have been mistreated by the police or prison service. He feels that only law firms like James Murray Solicitors can protect ordinary law-abiding people who fall victim to unnecessary police violence and intimidation.

Lee says: “We are one of the very few firms who are granted a contract by the Legal Services Commission to undertake work involving actions against the police and so we must treat those cases very seriously indeed to get justice, and so improve police behaviour.”

To contact Lee please call 0151 933 3333 or e-mail info@jamesmurraylaw.

Rachel Cumine LLB (hons), Civil Law Specialist

Rachel joined the firm in 2003 and quickly came up through the ranks learning aspects of a wide-ranging selection of Civil Law specialities as well as Law Firm Management. She is now a respected member of the management of the firm involving herself in the training of new recruits.

She is now Deputy Head of the Police Actions Department. While at the firm Rachel has impressed by gaining her splendid 2:1 Degree.

Rachel currently specialises in Actions Against the Police and Public Bodies using her wide-ranging expertise dealing with compensation claims against the these including unlawful arrest/false imprisonment, unlawful use of force, unlawful detention of prisoners, unlawful strip and search and malicious prosecution as well as straightforward complaints against the police to the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission).

To contact Rachel please call 0151 933 3333

or e-mail

The Rest of the Team

Lee and Rachel managing and coordinate the Police Actions team and the many other experienced Civil Law lawyers able to progress cases to a successful conclusion.

We use a stable of specially chosen Barristers that we have trusted over the 30+ years we have been taking actions in police misconduct.