Gorvins Solicitors offers a high experienced crime and misconduct defence team that has over 40 years of experience in this area of law.

Giving you professional representation in your Police Crime and Misconduct Defence case

Our expert team offer advice and representation for police officers at every stage of the proceedings.  We operate throughout the North of England and are completely dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case.

The service we offer is wide-ranging and we have many different skill sets across the team to suit your specific needs.

Our expertise in Police Crime and Misconduct Defence

The team possesses extensive expertise in defending police officers against allegations of crime and misconduct. They are well-versed in handling high-profile and complex cases, including those involving

  • Police corruption
  • Inquests arising from deaths in custody
  • Fatal pursuits
  • Shootings
  • The Hillsborough Stadium disaster
  • Allegations of police failings regarding child sexual exploitation.

With a comprehensive understanding of the Police Conduct Regulations, the team is adept at guiding officers through the intricacies of misconduct proceedings.

Their expertise extends to all stages of legal defence, from initial interviews during the investigation phase to representation at final hearings. They are also expert in post-incident procedures, offering valuable educational inputs on this topic both locally and nationally.

What we can help with

We can provide legal support and representation in the following areas

Crime (on or off duty) including

  • Drink Driving offences
  • MIPO
  • Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Controlling and coercive behaviour
  • Computer Misuse
  • Police Corruption
  • Drug offences
  • Sexual offences
  • Driving offences

Post Incident Procedures

  • Pursuits
  • Use of force
  • Shootings
  • Death in custody/following police contact

Misconduct investigations

  • Reviewing Disclosure
  • Preparing a response to allegations

Gross misconduct Hearings.

  • Review of case papers Reg 30 bundle
  • Drafting Reg 31 responses
  • Preparing for hearing including briefing of counsel

Accelerated Misconduct Hearings

  • Review of case papers
  • Drafting response and any representations
  • Preparing for final hearing including briefing counsel


  • Liaising with Coroner and reviewing inquest bundle
  • Preparing for final inquest including briefing counsel

If you’d like to speak to a member of the Police Crime and Misconduct Defence team, call us on 0161 930 5151, email us at enquiries@gorvins.com or fill in the online enquiry form.

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