Laurie has excellent technical knowledge and handles a wide variety of claims against police forces throughout England and Wales, including claims in misfeasance, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, assault and breaches of the Human Rights Act. Laurie has an excellent record of successfully defending claims at trial or securing discontinuances, strike outs and summary judgments in his clients' favour.
He has represented police forces and their insurers on high profile, complex and extremely sensitive claims, including claims arising from deaths in police custody or domestic violence homicides and the related Article 2 compliant inquests, claims alleging breaches of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and claims following arrests and prosecutions for high profile murders and Terrorism Act offences involving highly sensitive issues. Laurie was a central member of the team instructed to represent Operation Resolve at the Hillsborough Inquests.
Laurie handles catastrophic injury claims brought against police forces for significant brain injuries sustained during police custody. Laurie is also proficient in handling EL claims, including stress and harassment claims and claims under the Equality Act.