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Bindmans LLP

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Actions against Police and State.


Partner, Actions against Police and State. 

Anna is highly regarded for her work representing bereaved families in contentious inquests following the death of their loved ones in state custody (police, prison or in a psychiatric setting) or following recent state contact. Anna also has expertise in judicial review challenges and compensation claims under the statutory miscarriage of justice scheme.


Anna qualified in 2006 whilst at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, she joined Bindmans in 2015.


Law Society, INQUEST Lawyers Steering Group (ILGSG), INQUEST Lawyers Group (ILG), Police Action Lawyers Group (PALG).

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London > Public sector > Healthcare

Bindmans LLP is widely-regarded for its public interest litigation on behalf of individuals, charities, and NGOs across the full scope of contentious healthcare matters. Work in 2020 included advising on matters involving PPE equipment for NHS staff and Covid-19 vaccine prioritisation. Practice leader Charlotte Haworth Hird acts for vulnerable individuals regarding mental health custody and breaches of the ECHR, while Jamie Potter  is an expert on healthcare law relating to the rights of children, as well as also advising on PPE procurement matters. Joint head of the human rights team Saimo Chahal (Hon) KC is a key contact. Counsel Anna Thwaites ‘s practice includes contentious inquests involving individuals that died in state custody. Public law specialist John Halford is also recommended for healthcare litigation.

London > Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights

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Acting on a range of cases across all levels, Bindmans LLP is known for the ‘strength and depth of the team’s experience across, for example, public inquiries, judicial reviews, inquests and civil actions against the police and other state bodies’. Known as the ‘go-to experts for public law challenges to the police‘, the firm is at the forefront of right to protest and free speech matters. The practice is also well regarded for its expertise in inquests and immigration work, as well as its recent activity in issues related to Covid-19. International work is another strength, and the group is particularly experienced in the extradition arena, as well as handling applications to the European Court in relation to human rights breaches in Europe and elsewhere. Jules Carey is known for advising on policing abuses, police surveillance and actions in private and public law against the state. He co-leads the team with John Halford, Jamie Potter, Paul Ridge, Kate Goold and Tayab Ali. Other key names from the deep bench of experts include Anna Thwaites, who specialises in actions against the state involving complex compensation claims and investigations; Charlotte Haworth Hird, who focuses on acting for vulnerable individuals in actions against the state; and associate Salima Budhani, who has a particular interest in representing vulnerable or marginalised individuals.