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Civil Claims

Unlawful detention


Unlawful detention claims will often involve a claim for both false imprisonment at Common Law and a claim under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to liberty). Claimants will always need to demonstrate that they have suffered loss (see Bostridge v Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust). The firm acts for individuals who have been unlawfully detained in the context of both the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act.


Recent cases include:





The firm is only able to accept instructions in respect of unlawful detention claims on a private client or ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Potential claimants who may be entitled to Legal Aid are advised to contact a firm with a LAA contract for ‘Actions Against the Police’.