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Unlawful Retention of Data

Unlawful retention of data

Unlawful retention of your data is a breach of your data protection and human rights. If you have been arrested and subsequently released without charge or conviction, or received an outcome of no further action, providing you do not have any other convictions or impending prosecutions, you may be eligible to claim compensation for distress suffered by the unlawful retention of your personal data.

Investigative journalists exposing human rights breaches, Liberty Investigates, published a report in August 2023 stating that police forces are unlawfully storing the sensitive data of potentially millions of people who have never been charged with a crime. Reports obtained by openDemocracy and Liberty Investigates found that the government’s biometrics watchdog has repeatedly raised concerns about police breaching Data Protection rules by retaining information about people who have been arrested and then released.

This shows that there is a lack of regard for protecting people who have been found to have not committed a crime. Much of the data collected by the police goes on to be uploaded to the Police National Database/Police National Computer, which can be searched and accessed by other organisations. The data that is retained from people who aren’t charged, therefore, could have a detrimental impact on their lives, potentially affecting applications for jobs, universities, child custody arrangements, housing and other aspects of their life.

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What is classed as unlawful retention of data?

When you are arrested by the police, they will collect your personal data and it will be stored on the relevant police force’s local computer systems and the Police National Computer (PNC). Even if you are not charged with an offence, and receive an outcome of ‘no further action’ from the Police, they will continue to retain your personal data. 


Whilst the Police will state that any retention of personal data is in accordance with the College of Policing’s Authorised Professional Practice: Management of Police Information (MOPI), this policy does not have precedent over the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) or the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).


Therefore, the retention of your personal data may be considered a breach of the Data Protection Act, where there is no law enforcement or public interest purpose to retain the information. Retention is only permissible where it is proportionate and necessary.


Part 3 of the DPA allows for the processing of personal data for the ‘prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, including safeguarding against the prevention of threat to public security.’


Furthermore, any Police force must show that any processing of personal data for law enforcement purposes must be lawful and fair under section 35 DPA 2018.


As such, where a Police force cannot show that your personal data has been retained and processed in line with Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018, and the processing of this data cannot be shown to be lawful or fair, the retention will be deemed as excessive and contrary to the provisions of sections 39 DPA. This is because your personal data would have been retained for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was processed.


The unlawful retention of your personal data by police is also a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It is unlawful for police, or any other public authority, to act in a way which is incompatible with the ECHR, section 6 (1) of The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). Under the Human Rights Act, Article 8, people have ‘the right to a private and family life’, and unlawfully retaining your personal data, which can be shared via their database, with no proportionate or lawful reason is a breach of this right.  


This was confirmed in Catt v United Kingdom (2019) 69 EHRR 7 where the retention of non-conviction information on police records was deemed to interfere with Article 8 rights, and any retention of personal data will require justification as a necessary and proportionate interference with that right.


In this case, Mr Catt’s personal details were collected and retained by police due to his attendance at various political demonstrations, and in relation to demonstrations organised by the group ‘Smash EDO’, who, unlike Mr Catt, commit violent offences. Mr Catt was a 91-year-old man with no previous convictions, and it was found that the retention of his data in relation to this was unlawful and infringed on his Article 8 rights.

Can I make a claim for unlawful retention of my data?

The courts will consider a range of factors when determining whether the retention of your data is unlawful, including:


  • The distress/damages caused by the retention of your data;
  • Whether you post a substantial risk to the public;
  • The sensitivity of the data retained.


If the police have held your data after you were not charged or received an outcome of ‘no further action’, providing you have no other convictions or impending prosecutions, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Particularly if you have suffered distress or inconvenience as a result of them retaining this data, for example, if you believe you were denied a job role due to them accessing the data.


If the police force cannot show evidence that retaining your data was proportionate or necessary, then your personal data would have been retained for longer than is necessary for the purpose it was obtained. Therefore, you would have the right to claim compensation.


If it can be established that the Police have not retained your personal data in accordance with Part 3 and sections 35 to 42 of the DPA, the Police as the data controller of your personal data, must without undue delay, erase your personal data in accordance with section 47 DPA.


Furthermore, any infringement of the DPA by the Police will give rise to those affected to make a compensation claim under section 168 DPA.

How much compensation can I claim for unlawful retention of data?

You may be able to receive in the region of £5,000 for any distress or inconvenience suffered as a result of any unlawful retention of your personal data.


There have been several examples recently where people have successfully claimed compensation for the unlawful retention of their personal data. This includes a landmark case in January 2023 where a young man was awarded £36,000 in compensation against a police force for breaching his human rights through the unlawful retention of data.  


Recently, we helped a client successfully obtain £10,900 following the unlawful retention of their data by Bedfordshire Police after they were arrested and released with no further action.


The claimant suffered several symptoms of distress, including stress, anxiety, anger and sleepless nights. The information was also shared with their daughter’s school and social services, which meant they could no longer have unsupervised contact with their child, causing considerable distress and inconvenience. As a result of the claim, Bedfordshire Police also agreed to remove our client’s data from the Police National Computer (PNC).  

How to make an unlawful retention of data claim

To claim compensation for the unlawful retention of your data, you’ll need to launch a civil claim against the police force responsible.


In order to do this, it is advised you instruct a specialist solicitor with experience in this area of law. They will be able to handle the whole process for you, including gathering evidence to support your claim that can convince a court that the retention of your data is unlawful and that it is a breach of your human rights.


Solicitors with experience in this area can help provide you with tailored support and will be able to advise you on how much compensation you are entitled to for distress or inconvenience suffered.

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HNK Solicitors secure £9,500 from North Wales Police in data breach case

Earlier this year, we successfully secured £9,500 in compensation for a client of ours, who will be referred to as “P”, after their personal information was breached by North Wales Police. This was a serious breach of data protection as North Wales Police made P’s personal information, including their banking details, visible to the public on their Facebook page. As a result, P could have been at risk of fraud and suffered huge financial losses,...
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HNK Solicitors are unlawful retention of data specialists

HNK Solicitors are experts in the field of unlawful retention of data claims and in making civil claims against the police. Our dedicated team of experienced solicitors have a deep understanding of the relevant laws and regulations around Data Protection, Human Rights and unlawful data retention. As a result, we can present your case in the most compelling way.


We have helped many clients secure the compensation they deserve after their data was unlawfully retained and requested the deletion of this data from police databases on their behalf. This has helped many people to rebuild their lives and cover the costs of damages suffered as a result.


If you are considering making an unlawful retention of data claim get in touch with our team today at 0151 668 0809 or email us at enquiries@hnksolicitors.com. We provide free consultations and can pursue claims on a no-win, no-fee basis.


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Contact HNK Solicitors to arrange a free no-obligation consultation where we can offer free advice on whether you can pursue an Unlawful Retention of Data claim.

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If we believe you have grounds to make a claim, we can take on your case on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means it won’t cost you a penny upfront to start your unlawful retention of data claim.

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If we accept your unlawful retention of data case, our dedicated team of data protection solicitors will handle everything for you, and keep you up to date throughout the whole process.


Why claim compensation for unlawful retention of data?

Unlawful retention of your data can cause a series of negative consequences for an individual, including distress, reputational damage and even financial losses. Many people may feel anxious that their data is being held on police databases, despite the fact they have never been charged with a conviction. This may give the impression that the individual is involved with criminal activity or has committed an offence, which can cause them anxiety and stress, as well as damage their reputation if anyone accesses these records.

Agencies outside of the police can sometimes access these records too, for example, when conducting a DBS check. This may result in individuals who have not been convicted of a crime being denied a job role or placement somewhere as a result of finding their details in the Police Database following this check.

Claiming compensation can help you recover any losses you may have suffered as a result of this and compensate for any distress you have suffered. This can help you to move on from the incident, and you can also request for your data to then be removed from the police database if your claim is upheld and it is found the retention of your data is unlawful.

How do I prove that the police have unlawfully retained my data?

You will need to prove that the continued retention of your data is not lawful or proportionate under the Data Protection Act 2018, or that the Police have not retained your data in accordance with part 3, sections 35 to 42, of the Data Protection Act. You may also need to provide evidence that the retention of your data prohibits your right to a private and family life, under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998.

This is why it is vital to work with an experienced solicitor when pursuing an unlawful retention of data claim. They will have a deep understanding of the relevant Data Protection and Human Rights laws and be able to prove that your rights have been breached, giving your case the best chance of success.

What can I do if my data is being unlawfully retained?

If you feel your data is being unlawfully retained, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. The continued retention of your data can cause a significant and long-lasting impact, so it needs to be dealt with effectively and fast.

Under section 45(1) of the Data Protection Act, you are entitled to request from the Police:

– Copies of the personal data they hold about you
– Rectification of the personal data
– Erasure of personal data or restriction of its procession (section 47 of the DPA)

The Police are required to respond to your request without undue delay within one month (subject to exemptions).

A solicitor will be able to not only help you request for the data to be erased but can help you claim compensation for any distress or losses caused as a result of this unlawful retention of your data.


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David ShepherdDavid Shepherd
07:49 27 Apr 24
Nhk duped me into a NO WIN NO FEE against police which has left me 20 grand in debt did not give permission to proceed to court but was told by hnk if I did not I would have to pay thousands and thousands off hnk fees trial was a sham judge and jury was biased against me it was a kangaroo court hnk defense barrister wasn't interested and left out half my complaints now I'm 20 grand in debt suffering with depression sleepness nights while hnk walk with a massive 5figure sum in legal aid fees my advice don't try to claim against police will not win absolutely appalling solicitors the police prosecution twisted all the evidence to suit themselves the weak barrister I had was pretty much out of his depth nhk have now sank to an all time low iv asked nhk politely for a transcript of the trial because I'm thinking about sueing the barrister for negligence then I'll sign them off as my solicitors there response sent me an email saying if you do not sign we will make an application to the court to recover costs not happy leaving me in 20grand debt and earning 5 figure sum in the forties you want to hire hnk I won't call them solicitors go ahead make there day at your peril
Ben StokesBen Stokes
12:43 26 Apr 24
Fantastic service throughout. Professional and knowledgeable solicitors who hold corrupt and dishonest police officers to account. Settled my case within 3 months. Made an awful situation somewhat better. Highly recommended.
imrie Michieimrie Michie
16:10 25 Apr 24
They kept me informed all the way through the process it did take time but they got me a result I will use then again and again and a special thanks to Michelle McMahon
Stephen ChipchaseStephen Chipchase
14:59 23 Apr 24
100% recommended, I was kept in the loop from the start and the team answered any questions I had.We had a fast resolution and should I be unfortunate enough to need solicitors in the future I won't hesitate calling HNK
Drew BellDrew Bell
11:45 04 Mar 24
Vivien was brilliant, I won my claim for damages received settling at 5k for a false arrest. She kept me in the loop and followed any instructions I gave her but at the same time she made sure I was informed enough to make certain decisions. Over all would highly recommend and definitely use these guys again if needed.
R MorleyR Morley
10:52 23 Jan 24
Stuck with me all the way through the start and got exactly the result I wanted and even more, didn't think I could be compensated as much due to the circumstances, thanks a lot and would recommend anyone to these services, always professional, keep up the good work.
joe morrisjoe morris
12:22 17 Jan 24
Avoid. I approached HNK as i believe my rights were violated during police custody & interview. I gave a precise account to them including my allegations. They ignored this and drafted their own. They contested my arrest (which they were not instructed to do so) and as the arrest was lawful they closed the file disregarding my allegations completely. There are multiple other people who have experienced the same from this firm. They also have a lot of negative reviews on Trust Pilot. Do your research. It may very well end up saving you time and money. I have now began the process of escalating my complaint to the Legal Ombudsman.
Georgi KolevGeorgi Kolev
11:41 13 Jan 24
Exceptional Advocacy by HNK SolicitorsI am thrilled to share my outstanding experience with HNK Solicitors, who played an instrumental role in bringing action against the police on my behalf. From the outset, their professionalism and dedication were evident. HNK's expertise and strategic approach ensured a positive outcome, instilling confidence in me throughout the process. Their clear communication and genuine concern for my well-being set them apart. I highly recommend HNK Solicitors to anyone seeking expert legal representation. Thank you, HNK, for your exceptional support in securing justice.
Simon SiSimon Si
18:17 10 Jan 24
Very good service throughout, they constantly kept me in the loop and managed a very satisfactory result. I would gladly recommend their service,s to any experiencing the same sort of problems.Many thanksSimon
Loops EntLoops Ent
07:29 22 Dec 23
Very good Solicitor firm, very deligent with their approach. Was an absolute pleasure to work with as they took on my claims against the police and saw to it that a compensation was reached. However this is just one out of many potential cases so am looking forward to working with you guys again.
Dina 21Dina 21
16:35 11 Dec 23
I want to say that the experience I had with this solicitors has been very positive. As through no fault of theirs this case took alot of time.I was impressed with the end results.
Majik EMajik E
13:05 06 Dec 23
Michael Wharton kept me informed throughout my criminal injures claim and was always available for advice and reassurance. Just waiting for my claim to be paid out and that will be a satisfactory end to a traumatic event. Again a big thank you to HNK solicitors.
Matthew HigginsMatthew Higgins
23:31 16 Nov 23
I highly recommend HNK Solicitors for their outstanding work on my case against the police. Vivian was fantastic, providing constant support and making the process much more comfortable. Thanks to the excellent teamwork between her and Alex, we won the case. If you've been wronged by the police, HNK Solicitors are the ones to call.
Christopher MearnsChristopher Mearns
11:58 09 Nov 23
Absolutely shocking for a legal team and solicitors company I've had 2 casses go through HNK and each one of them had the same outcome the evidence was so strong in my case due to the laws and legislation been put in place by the government but HNK seem to know nothing about real defence laws or things that the police have to by law have to follow when your in there care and the monitoring that they have to do under the mental health act but HNK did not chase for this evidence they just toke word of mouth for evidence which they strung it out for nearly 2 years then came back with lame responses. If your looking for a good solicitor company I would recommend you look elsewhere if you want success in your cases as the company is far from professional and they know very little about the laws in place to protect people that are assaulted in the polices care and when you ask to speak to a senior partner within the company its rejected so your never get to speak to any person that has knowledge in the areas of law in question so safe your time and data for a real solicitors company that puts its clients first which HNK never do. I hope this saves some people time and energy in the future when looking for legal representative's
Being the first time having to fight a case against the police I was a bit apprehensive with what the outcome may of been but my solicitor demi was kind and professional and always made me feel at ease every time i spoke to her. I can't thank her enough for the work she put into fighting my case and having Alex as my barrister who I was extremely impress with how he handled my case was a true blessing. So grateful for them both and I have and would forever recommend anyone to work with the firm. Thanks again 😊
Lindsey FrancisLindsey Francis
14:33 29 Sep 23
Amazing service. prompt, successful and professional throughout. Would highly recommend.
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12:25 08 Sep 23
Have sought the help of Higgs Newton Kenyon Solicitors on a number of cases now, and they've been nothing but attentive and helpful at getting me the best outcome. Would highly recommend
Scott LPScott LP
15:09 26 Aug 23
They are lawyers, so $$$ is their only agenda and, thus, when we refused the offer of compensation in favour of a public apology, they ended up defending the perpetrators out of spite. Unethical is an understatement.
Courtney LvizCourtney Lviz
10:32 22 Aug 23
I am extremely satisfied with the exceptional service provided by Higgs Newton Kenyon solicitors. Their dedicated work and professionalism in handling my case led to a successful settlement that brought great relief. The team's commitment to excellence is truly impressive, and I appreciate their efforts. I highly recommend their services and am grateful for their support. Thank you, HNK solicitors!- Courtney LV
Anthony SmithAnthony Smith
01:43 26 Jul 23
I must have drawn the short straw if all these positive reviews are authentic.My own case was handled mainly by para legals. Who displayed very little skill, or real knowledge of the law, and definitely lacked any kind of commitment. I received only one phone call in the three years it took them to 'resolve ' my case.The treatment I received from this firm was barely adequate. If you are thinking of using HNK my advice is find someone else. Unless you don't mind wasting three years of your life for very little in the way of compensation.
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22:34 09 Jul 23
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Kelsea NaismithKelsea Naismith
21:21 03 Jul 23
My solicitors name was Micheal Wharton, he done an amazing job in helping me with my case. He treated me with empathy, respect, and compassion. He is very understanding and kept me up to date with any updates/changes every step of the way. His communication skills are amazing, and he made me feel at ease when talking about my case and reassured me when I was worried.I would highly recommend Micheal Wharton as your solicitor he is very good at what he does and is very professional at all times whilst providing excellent support and advice.I can't thank Micheal enough for everything he has done for me.
Steph McGowanSteph McGowan
13:24 26 Jun 23
Can’t thank Michael enough for doing what he has done for me, he kept updating me on what was happening with the case and I’m very happy with the outcome
Ellen BrownEllen Brown
08:39 31 May 23
Positive service. Treated me with kindness and respect. Didn't make me uncomfortable whilst doing their enquiries.Kept me in the loop at all times and helped me come to a decision that best suited me.Thank you to Michael Wharton for making the effort to help me :)
Al TommoAl Tommo
20:09 19 May 23
Very good service, couldn’t be happier with how they handled my claim and we also got justice and compensated rightly! 5 stars 10/10 does what it says on the tin thank you to the team at Hicks Newton Kenyon
06:45 13 May 23
I was arrested under suspicion of several offences (was not charged with any). This was very Concerning since I was a top law student at the time, gaining a mid 1st for my criminal law work and Human Rights work - The solicitor at this firm involved in my case against the Police clearly knew nothing about criminal law, evidence or HR’s. As none of it happened, I was merely acting within my human rights, hence why the CPS ordered the Police to drop the whole case against me, which they did and with NFA.The solicitor at this firm dealing with my matters should not be a solicitor, as she does not know the law! She was also extremely rude, would not allow me to speak (kept interrupting and talking over me ) was entitled and patronising!I think they updated me just twice in a year!! I will be reporting this firm to the SRA, who are their regulatory body. Absolutely disgusted and a disgrace to the profession.Yes, I was a real client of theirs and this is a bona fida review - I am not at any liberty to give my name, if I don’t wish to.
brian morhanbrian morhan
17:01 26 Apr 23
Absolutely brilliant. They kept me in the loop throughout the process. I am very happy with the result. Very professional team. I would 100 percent recommend them. Thank you Michael.
Gary JonesGary Jones
18:13 16 Mar 23
A rare combination of a very professional company coupled with excellent staff who are equally caring and understanding in their appraoch, brilliant.Highly recommended.
Dan MalcomDan Malcom
17:27 09 Mar 23
who is michelle mcmahonwhy is hnk solicitors Instagram account full of fake followers bot accounts and purchase to follow accountswhy does hnk solicitors most predominantly deal with cases involving white caucasian males and white caucasian females paying out more within the tens of thousands to the hundreds of thousands when white but if any other colour race or religion pays out lesshow much much does each solicitors at higgs newton kenyon solicitors make if most cases are worth £5000 with a waiting time of (12) twelve months
Ashley whitehouseAshley whitehouse
10:11 27 Feb 23
I was assaulted which was a bad experience and left me with a head scar. I decided to use Higgs Newton Kenyon and overall I was impressed with the service they provided me.I was happy with the outcome and I would definitely recommend them.
amber-marie shoemarkamber-marie shoemark
16:30 24 Feb 23
Highly recommend using higgs Newton Kenyon solicitors I most definitely got my justice I deserved could not of done it with out Michael support I got the support and help the very first day Michael got in contact with me and all the support carried on all the way to the last day
M EdgertonM Edgerton
13:29 30 Jan 23
I contacted Higgs Newton Kenyon over a distressing experience with the police and feeling very vulnerable. Lynne Hughes helped me with my case and was really understanding and empathetic. It meant a lot to have someone speak for me and the outcome of the case was better than I expected. Thanks to their service I have been able to put this experience behind me and move on.Would recommend.
Charlie AbbottCharlie Abbott
10:17 30 Jan 23
I received a fantastic, professional service from start to finish. Most importantly I got the justice I deserved due to the hard work of my case handler Lyne Hughes. I would highly recommend Higgs Newton Kenyon Solicitors.
Aaron McLeodAaron McLeod
18:34 15 Nov 22
Fantastic solicitors, they explained everything to me in great detail, I understood everything they said, always kind and well mannered on the phone and email, great experience with them. Will definitely use them again if need be in the future.
Funandplayful carmellaFunandplayful carmella
17:48 10 Nov 22
Highly professional & thorough. I'm very happy with the service this firm provided & empathy shown & seeking justice on our behalf thank you for all that worked on my case especially Mrs L Hughes.
robin mohamedrobin mohamed
18:27 18 Oct 22
Higgs Newton Kenyon took on my case when others had said they would not. The Paralegal kept me updated as things progressed and I am very impressed with the outcome and the overall handling of my case.Once again thank you for your services and I would highly recommend.
Wonders of LondonWonders of London
08:53 23 Sep 22
They helped us with a claim against police for false imprisonment (stop and search). Very happy with the level of service provided and with the settlement achieved. We will now use the money we got to help someone in need here in London.
yard skiyard ski
12:33 23 Jul 22
I would recommend HNK solicitors as they offer a first class professional service. Call back's and emails to update me with my case and the staff were excellent. Thank you Helen and the team.
Mohammed AbdelmoniemMohammed Abdelmoniem
16:29 11 Jan 22
Absolutely an amazing firm and I would highly recommend them to anyone who has a similar case. I was wrongfully arrested for a crime that I did not do and I approached this firm HNK Solictors for some help and support. After viewing all the evidence, they took the case on. It took a year for the amazing good news to come out. Their hard work and dedication including their professional skills and expertise, has given me the result that I was hoping for. Vivian Lee was amazing and her professional manner in which she dealt with me and the case was remarkable. Well done, Vivian and keep up the good work. Fantastic work!
Ansar HussainAnsar Hussain
15:16 24 Nov 21
Absolutely amazing firm took my case on against the police after wrongful arrest and detention. They were very professional,informative and efficient. As I was advised by them that I had a strong chance of success and success is what they delivered. Jessica Smith thank you for all your hard work.
Maddox XxMaddox Xx
12:03 23 Nov 21
Brilliant Firm and people to deal with, Jessica and the team were professional, i could not thank them enough for resolving my case in a timely manner and keeping me updated through out the whole process. Highly recommend them
Jon BarnesJon Barnes
23:17 17 Nov 21
Like to say thank you to the team who help win the case against the police. Very efficient and professional. I will definitely recommend 👌
Vickie WatsonVickie Watson
01:38 12 Nov 21
Great solicitors. Michael was very helpful and friendly and I would like to say thank you for his help. Definitely recommend these solicitors. Thank you 🙂🙂
Ciara BeveridgeCiara Beveridge
11:31 10 Nov 21
Very quick to get everything sorted. Would phone me and update me on the progress. Highly recommend
christine stockwellchristine stockwell
07:26 30 Sep 21
Higgs Newton Kenyon Solicitors have been brilliant even through the pandemic, it must be hard to do, they are very informative all the time great value and kind thank you
Frances SJ FinchFrances SJ Finch
10:04 28 Sep 21
I can’t quite put into words how brilliant these solicitors are, they provide a fantastic service and are very gentle when discussing sensitive subjects. Michael has been so incredibly helpful and I would like to send him a massive thanks for everything he has done for me. The receptionist has always also been very polite, friendly and welcoming and I would also like to thank her for supplying a kind atmosphere whenever I have needed to contact the team.
Danny OwenDanny Owen
14:12 09 Aug 21
Highly recommended, I had a claim against the police for an unlawful stop and search and false imprisonment which was has been settled with compensation. I had to put very little effort in and I was kept continually up to date. Vivien Lee dealing with my case could not have been more polite professional and helpful. I won’t be using anyone other than HNK solicitors from now on.
Arome akuboArome akubo
20:34 04 Aug 21
These guys practically won me some cash from BA data breach case. They initiated it and executed it with utmost professionalism without me breaking a sweat. I fully recommend them without any reservations.
Stephen JohnsonStephen Johnson
19:02 02 Aug 21
Absolutely amazing helped me get a good result against merseyside police. very quick and professional definitely would recommend them to anyone will use again ..thank you guys
Tuyet OlvestedtTuyet Olvestedt
10:06 14 Jul 21
Very attentive and thorough service.They communicate regularly and clearly via phone and email. Would absolutely recommend them.Many thanks
Marie Louise RothwellMarie Louise Rothwell
10:51 05 Jul 21
I am very happy with the service I got they were ever so good at dealing with my matter and very polite. They were also very helpful with giving me great advice I would definitely use their services again in the near future I am very happy with the outcome of my case
Stephen StrattonStephen Stratton
10:09 28 Jun 21
Following repeated violations and data protections concerns by the police I was able to secure a settlement which I am very happy with. Demi and her team were helpful, professional and informative throughout. I would highly recommend contacting HNK Solicitors for initial advice with any legal matters.
Sandra WilliamsSandra Williams
11:26 23 Jun 21
After a very Violated experience with the police, my solicitor Demi was there step by step, keeping me up to date with everything. If I ever needed Higgs Newton Kenyon I again I wouldn't hesitate to contact them. Thank you.
Jason PatrickJason Patrick
19:46 10 May 21
I would highly recommend this firm. They have acted on my behalf twice now and have successfully won compensation for both cases. They are a very professional team of solicitors with expansive knowledge of the law. If you want a good result with sound honest advice, then this firm is in my opinion one the best and not afraid to challenge injustice.Thank you,Yours sincerelyJason Patrick
Lauren Jade DouganLauren Jade Dougan
12:47 20 Apr 21
This firm is absolutely amazing. I have been so pleased with how my case was handled and the solicitors kept me informed every step of the way. I am also very pleased with the outcome. I would definitely recommend this firm to anybody.
frederick moorefrederick moore
20:07 08 Apr 21
Excellent company to deal with. Highly professional, responsive to client needs and very thorough. Would recommend.
Megan MaloneyMegan Maloney
14:05 08 Mar 21
So happy with my results worked with Micheal he won my case couldn’t be any more professional at what he does so happy With the outcome thank you so much Micheal .
Charmaine GalleyCharmaine Galley
14:11 07 Sep 20
I can't thank you all enough for the hard work you put into my case. I'm so very grateful xxx
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09:45 25 Aug 20
Our go to when one of your artist was wrongfully arrested by the police. They helped us to resolve the issue in a timely fashion.
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Can I claim against the police?

The police play a vital role in upholding law and order and keeping the public safe. However, in some circumstances,...
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HNK recover £99,700 for claimant injured during an attempted robbery on his vehicle

In 2018, HNK made a successful claim to The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) on behalf of a claimant for damages...
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Kent Police officer jailed for six months for inappropriate relationship with suspect

A former Kent Police officer has been jailed for six months after initiating an inappropriate relationship with a suspect he...

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