Tag Archives: common law

Police continue to stall in Undercover relationships case

On Tuesday 7th June, a legal case over undercover police relationships was in the High Court. It was the latest battle in a four year campaign to hold the police to account, and in it the police continued to try to stall these civil proceedings and avoid disclosing evidence. The claimants, two women and a […]

Former undercover confronted over relationship; revealed to be training police in Australia

Helen Steel confronted former partner John Dines in Australia Statement read out in NSW parliament re Dines’ police training role Fear that former officers are teaching human rights abuses to new police recruits worldwide The campaigner Helen Steel (interviewed here by the Guardian) this week confronted her former partner and former undercover Met officer John […]

Judgment entered against police in undercover relationships case

On Friday 15th January 2016, the Metropolitan Police withdrew their defence in a case brought against them over undercover police relationships. In a significant development at the High Court, the police asked for judgment to be entered against them in respect of the claims for deceit, assault/battery, misfeasance in public office and negligence. The claim […]

PRESS RELEASE: Metropolitan Police confirm identity of undercover officers following legal challenge by women

Press release on behalf of women deceived by undercover police – issued by Birnberg Peirce and partners, 14 August 2014 The Metropolitan Police have formally confirmed, for the first time, the identities of two undercover police officers serving in the much criticised, highly secretive, Special Demonstration Squad. This followed an application made by a group […]

PRESS RELEASE: Background to today’s NCND judgment

PLEASE NOTE: The women are expected to make a statement as soon as the judgment is handed down. For updates see: https://policespiesoutoflives.org.uk/ and twitter TODAY: at 9.30am Justice Bean will hand down his judgment on an application to stop the Metropolitan Police using their Neither Confirm Nor Deny (NCND) ‘policy’ to obstruct a legal action […]