HNK Solicitors has successfully secured a substantial settlement from the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police (the Defendant) on behalf of a client. The client, who will be referred to as F, sought damages for false arrest and imprisonment, assault and battery, and trespass to the person. F ultimately received over £15,000 in compensation to...Read More
According to a new report by the cryptocurrency research firm Chainalysis, cyber-crime gangs faced a 40% drop in earnings in 2022. Many of these groups raise money by hacking companies’ IT systems and refusing to relinquish control or threatening to publish sensitive data if a ransom is not paid. The Chainalysis report indicates that victims...Read More
Here at HNK Solicitors, we know just how damaging a data breach can be for those affected. It’s vital that organizations storing or processing personal data take their responsibilities seriously and keep this data safe. If they fail to do so, the consequences can be severe. A recent case, successfully pursued by HNK Solicitors on...Read More
The North American arm of automotive giant Nissan has recently acknowledged that the personal information of almost 18,000 customers was exposed in a data breach last year. The breach was not suffered by Nissan directly, but rather by a third-party vendor the company uses for some of its software requirements. This incident demonstrates just how...Read More
The former Metropolitan police officer David Carrick will spend at least 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to 49 charges, including 24 counts of rape. Carrick was sentenced to 36 life sentences on February 7th, with the judge noting that his position as a Met officer gave him “exceptional power to coerce and control”....Read More
Police officers have a duty to keep you safe and protect you from harm. However, all too often, there are reports of police using excessive force, sometimes with devastating consequences. Successful police assault claims prove that an officer acted unlawfully, either by breaching their own conduct requirements or human rights. Last year, an officer working...Read More
A string of high-profile cases alleging police forces across the UK discriminate against women has led public confidence in the police to tumble. Reports on Sarah Everard, Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in the press highlighted the multiple failings women have endured at the hands of those put in place to protect them. As a result,...Read More
West Midlands police failed to protect and ultimately “materially contributed” to the brutal murder of Raneem Oudeh and her mother, Khaola Saleem, by Ms Oudeh’s estranged husband, Janbaz Tarin, in August 2018. Despite the police receiving numerous calls from Ms Oudeh and Mrs Saleem, regarding the escalating domestic violence situation between Ms Oudeh and Tarin,...Read More
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