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Avon & Somerset Police Federation

Legal Advice

We’ve acted for the Police Federation and its members for over 60 years.  As a benefit of your Federation membership you’ve access to a comprehensive legal service. Our specialist lawyers have expert knowledge of issues facing police officers including:

If you need advice then you should contact your Federation representative in the first instance who’ll put you in contact with our nearest office.

Slater and Gordon also have a legal helpline available to you and your partner, offering free initial legal advice on personal legal matters. Call 0845 601 1907 to speak to one of our legal experts.

If you’re facing an investigation, whether it relates to criminal or misconduct allegations, we understand it can be professionally and personally distressing.  Whatever the allegation you’re facing, and whether you were on or off duty, we can provide you with the legal advice and representation you need to fight your case. Our lawyers are experts in all aspects of criminal law, police conduct matters, inquests and post incident procedures.  We recognise the significant additional issues that police officers face when subject to an investigation into their conduct. 

In the first instance you should contact your Police Federation representative to request legal assistance for criminal and misconduct matters.  Where urgent advice is required out of hours in relation to an arrest or post incident procedure, you can contact a Federation representation 24 hours a day via the duty inspector in the Force Contact Centre.

And if your investigation is mishandled, we can advise on civil remedies such as wrongful arrest.