Andrew Freckleton - Partner

Year Admitted

2014

Departments

Police Misconduct Solicitors

Non-Recent Abuse Solicitors

Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Inquest Solicitors

Personal Injury Solicitors

Medomsley Detention Centre

Andrew Freckleton

I graduated in Law from Newcastle University in 2009 before going on to study my Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in York for which I achieved a Distinction.

I joined the firm in January 2012 as a Paralegal before beginning my Training Contract in September 2012. During my training contract I worked in our Criminal Law department, Personal Injury department and our Actions against Public Authorities department.

I qualified as a Solicitor in our Actions against Public Authorities department in September 2014. I became a Partner in April 2019.

I provide personal legal advice to individuals on a range of matters including complaints and civil claims against public bodies. I have acted in numerous successful civil claims for compensation including for unlawful detention, assault, breach of human rights and trespass. I have pursued claims against various police forces including Northumbria Police, Durham Constabulary, Cleveland Police, West Midlands Police, Devon & Cornwall Police and the British Transport Police. I have also brought successful claims against the court service (HMCTS), the prison service and EMS as a result of unlawful detention suffered by my clients. I also have experience in Judicial Review proceedings and have successfully pursued a number of Judicial Reviews against the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

My ongoing work includes representing a large number of clients in relation to claims arising from abuse suffered at Medomsley Detention Centre and Kirklevington Young Offenders Institute. I am also part of a team at Ben Hoare Bell LLP calling for a public inquiry to take place into the abuse which occurred at Medomsley.

In addition I currently represent a large number of families in relation to claims arising from the unlawful disclosure of personal and confidential adoption information by Newcastle City Council in June 2017.

Outside of work I have a keen interest in sports and keeping fit. I enjoy playing squash and running. I have previously participated in the Great North Run.

Recent Cases:

  • SF v The Parole Board of England and Wales: A successful claim against the Parole Board for a breach of our client’s Article 5 ECHR rights as implemented under the Human Rights Act 1998 arising from a delay in the holding of his oral hearing.
  • MP v The Parole Board of England and Wales: A successful claim against the Parole Board for a breach of our client’s Article 5 ECHR rights as implemented under the Human Rights Act 1998 arising from a delay in the holding of his oral hearing.
  • KD v The Parole Board of England and Wales: A successful claim against the Parole Board for a breach of our client’s Article 5 ECHR rights as implemented under the Human Rights Act 1998 arising from a delay in the holding of his oral hearing.
  • CT v British Transport Police: A successful claim against BTP for personal injuries suffered by my client.
  • WL v The Parole Board of England & Wales: A successful claim against the Parole Board for a breach of our client’s Article 5 ECHR rights as implemented under the Human Rights Act 1998 arising from a delay in the holding of his oral hearing.
  • JH v The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police: A successful claim against The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police for the use of excessive force against our client in police custody.
  • JA v The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police: A successful claim against The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police arising from our client’s continued unlawful detention in police custody.
  • LD v The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police: A successful claim against The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police arising from our client’s continued unlawful detention in police custody.
  • RB v The Parole Board of England & Wales: A successful claim against the Parole Board for a breach of our client’s Article 5 ECHR rights as implemented under the Human Rights Act 1998 arising from a delay in the holding of his oral hearing.
  • SL v Ministry of Justice: A successful claim against the Ministry of Justice for a prison failing to protect our client who suffered burns and cuts in an attack by his cellmate.
  • K v CC of Northumbria Police: Breaches of Article 5 and 6 ECHR relating to failures to afford our client the protection of an appropriate adult.
  • MT v Ministry of Justice: A successful claim for a period of unlawful detention our client suffered in prison.

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Memberships and Accreditations

Member of the Police Action Lawyers Group (PALG)

Member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)

Award Winning Solicitors firm based in the North East

Law Firm of the Year (Medium) 2018 Family Law Awards LAPG Lexcel Resolution Law Society Children Panel Law Society Personal Injury Panel Law Society Mental Health Panel Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Collaborative Family Law Law Society Mental Capacity (Welfare)