Recent case involving disability discrimination
We acted for a young man with learning difficulties who lived in local authority supported accommodation. Police attended to arrest him employing wholly inappropriate methods that had the effect of escalating what ought to have been a straight-forward arrest if sensitively managed. Police then proceeded to charge him with assaulting police. The prosecution was dropped in due course. We then sued the police for assault, malicious prosecution and disability discrimination. Our client received £16,000 compensation together with payment of his legal costs.