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Sadie Seabrook

Legal Director

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Sadie Seabrook

Sadie Seabrook

Legal Director

People

Sadie Seabrook

Sadie Seabrook

Legal Director

Sadie is a highly regarded specialist police law practitioner and has been defending civil actions against the police and other emergency services for over 20 years.

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Sadie is a highly regarded specialist police law practitioner and has been defending civil actions against the police and other emergency services for over 20 years.

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Sadie is recognised as having particular expertise in defending public liability claims involving assault, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, breach of confidence and Human Rights Act claims. She is also well versed in claims pursued under the Data Protection Act.

Sadie is known for her ability to quickly get to the issues of a case and has a formidable reputation in successfully defending both EL and PL claims brought against the police. 

She also undertakes high value and complex employers' liability claims and has an excellent reputation for defending high value physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, work-place bullying and Equality Act claims. Sadie's cases frequently involve children, the elderly and the vulnerable and has considerable experience in defending claims brought by multiple claimants.

Experience
  • Acted for a Chief Constable in claims brought by three senior police officers for personal injury and associated losses arising from the alleged negligent mishandling of a fellow officers allegations of racial discrimination, harassment and bullying and his subsequent employment tribunal claim. The claims had a value in excess of £500,000. Sadie successfully secured a strike out of all three claims as a consequence of a failure to serve proceedings in accordance with the CPR.
  • Currently working in a team advising a worldwide insurer in respect of civil liability arising out of a terrorist attack.
  • Secured the discontinuance of claims brought by the estate of a young lady and her mother for breaches of their Article 2 and 8 human rights as well as claims in negligence. The defendants' officers had come into contact with the deceased less than 24 hours before she went onto commit suicide.  The claims were evidentially complex and further clouded by the fact that the coroner at the inquest had been critical of the police.
  • Sadie is part of the team currently instructed on behalf of 22 individual officers and their respective police forces to represent their interests in the ongoing Undercover Policing Inquiry.

 

Sectors

Sectors

  • Casualty

  • Employers' & Public Liability

  • Insurance & Reinsurance