Significant progress has been made through the courageous legal battles by the people affected by undercover policing.
The eight women case can be considered won by the eight women. In November 1015, the Metropolitan Police gave a full apology, conceding that they had abused the women’s human rights, as part of a settlement. This apology has since been offered to other people affected by relationships with undercover policing
In January 2016, the police withdrew their defence against Kate Wilson, the last woman taking legal action, asking for the judgment to be entered against them in respect of the claims for deceit, assault/battery, misfeasance in public office and negligence.