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James Walbeoff

Senior Associate

Criminal and Discipline Law, Regulatory Law

Described by the Legal 500 as 'a real street fighter', James Walbeoff has the benefit of over 21 years experience of representing Police Officers facing investigation and proceedings under both the Criminal Law and the Police Conduct Regulations.

More about James

James has the benefit of over 21 years experience as a defence practitioner with a straight talking approach providing honest and realistic advice to his clients from the outset, to the conclusion of a case.

Since 2004, James has been predominantly instructed by the Police Federation of England & Wales to represent Police Officers facing investigation and proceedings under both the Criminal Law and the Police Conduct Regulations.

James has extensive experience in criminal defence and police misconduct, and has represented hundreds of Police officers during his long history. James has been, and continues to be involved in some of the most complex and high-profile cases, often attracting national press.

James is regularly instructed to advise Key Police Witnesses in relation to Police Post Incident Procedures in Death and Serious Injury investigations, undertaken by the IOPC. James has advised officers in relation to deaths in police custody, fatal Police firearms incidents, the use of Taser and fatal road traffic collisions arising from Policing operations.

James has represented Police Officers and private individuals in the most serious Criminal investigations and Criminal Court proceedings. This experience includes defending clients accused of:-

  • Murder
  • Misconduct in Public Office
  • Perverting the Course of Public Justice
  • Fatal Road Traffic Collisions
  • Serious Sexual Offences
  • Assault & Public Order
  • Drug offences

“James Walbeoff is a real street fighter. Clients who have him on their side know they will receive the most tenacious representation and the most realistic advice” Legal 500 (2021)

“Criminal defence specialist James Walbeoff provides advice that is ‘always realistic’ and based upon a thorough grasp of the issues before him” Legal 500 (2018)

Notable Cases

R V Officer: involved the criminal prosecution of a Police officer for causing death by dangerous driving.

R  V Officer E: involved the criminal prosecution of a Police officer for an alleged assault in relation to the deliberate firing of a Taser to a suspects face.

R v Officer S: involved the criminal prosecution of a Police officer for an alleged assault upon two suspects in relation to the use of PAVA incapacitant spray in the rear of a police patrol vehicle.

Police v Officers P and T: Gross Misconduct Hearing concerning an alleged breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Use of Force and Honesty and Integrity. It was alleged that officers had assaulted a suspect and then sought to conceal that assault in their later written accounts.

Police v Officer F: Gross Misconduct Hearing concerning an alleged breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Authority, Respect and Courtesy. Officer F was alleged to have engaged in inappropriate physical contact and derogatory comments towards other officers.

 

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Floor 14, McLaren Building,46 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham, , B4 7LR

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