Matthew Gold and Company Ltd
I am a solicitor specialising in actions against the police and civil actions against other detaining authorities. I have extensive experience in claims against the police including discrimination, assault and battery, wrongful arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and unlawful disclosure/retention of personal data. I also have experience in bringing judicial reviews against various state authorities and representing bereaved families during inquest proceedings and in subsequent damages claims. I have also worked on claims against local authorities mainly involving historical abuse claims and negligence and represented clients' during public inquiries.
I have a particular interest in representing victims of sexual abuse and young people who have been mistreated by state authorities. I have extensive experience of the police complaints process and representing clients in subsequent civil claims. I have achieved various positive outcomes for clients’ including changes in policies, compensation, and disciplinary sanctions for the officers involved.
I strive to achieve positive outcomes for my clients and believe communication is key. Advising clients at every stage is paramount together with managing their expectations and building a trusting relationship.