Trinity Employment Barrister acts for Claimants in Cleveland Police Race Discrimination Case

Employment and Regulatory barrister, Helen Hogben, represented two claimants in their employment tribunal claims against Cleveland Police.

The employment tribunal case involving four officers, Sergeant Waseem Khan, retired Inspector Michael Wall, Police Constable Sharday Malik and Police Constable Paul Brown, was due to take place earlier this month but settled after a compromise was reached.

In a statement, the officers stated : “We are relieved that this unhappy episode in our lives and in the history of Cleveland Police is over and that the Chief Constable has settled our cases. We are pleased that immediate steps have been taken to put in place root and branch changes within the Professional Standards Department. We sincerely hope that if wrongdoing is identified those responsible will be held to account. This has been a difficult time for us all and our families.” The officers thanked their families, legal team and the National Police Federation of England and Wales for its “steadfast and unwavering support” in the fight for justice.

Helen is a member of Trinity Chambers' Employment Law, Regulatory, Family and Judicial Review practice groups.

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