David Lock QC has released a paper following his highly successful win at the high court in a Judicial Review against Cheshire Constabulary in the Manchester Administrative Court on the 14th March 2018.
The original article can be viewed here – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/implications-police-injury-pension-scheme-decision-r-evans-lock-qc/
Please visit the article and leave an appropriate comment.
All copyright owned by David Lock QC
David Lock QC: The implications for the police injury pension scheme of the decision in R (Evans) v Chief Constable of Cheshire
11 thoughts on “David Lock QC: The implications for the police injury pension scheme of the decision in R (Evans) v Chief Constable of Cheshire”
This case is the result of the Police once more failing to abide by the regulations and obliging the retiree no alternative but to resort to the courts for justice to be done.
I couldn’t fail to note Justice Lane’s comment regarding part of the argument put forward by the lawyer representing the Police/PMAB as, “bizarre, or at least eccentric”
Once again a Police Force fails to properly comply with the Regulations because they wish to circumvent them to their own benefit.
Disgraceful for an organization there to uphold the law.
An excellent and proper result ! Well done for not letting them get away with it Mr Evans, a very well done to Mr David Lock QC.
The proposals that eminate from quarters are alarming but thank goodness, we (I hope) at least do not have the likes of US lawyer Lawrence Strauss who, standing as a District Attorney candidate, has claimed that being murdered in the line of duty is part of the risk that accompanies careers in law enforcement! Who in the job would want that sort of support ? See goo.gl/LMw2Ve
I’m starting to wonder why these Police forces don’t consult with Mr Locke in the first place, it seems he has a far better grasp of the regulations and legislation, what they’re actually intended for and what they actually mean, it would save a hell of a lot of tax payers money, peoples time, and I’m sure would benefit the health and well being of former officers.
Thank you David Lock and team.
More outstanding work by David Lock and his team, when are the Police going get themselves together and stop wasting money from the already shrinking budgets and play fair with Officers injured on duty.
Excellent work and written paper by David Lock QC. Very interesting read and will help so many people, thank you doesn’t seem to cover it – 5*****
Yet another case where the Officialdom that is the Police no doubt with the wholehearted support of the Home Office have been given yet another bloody nose in the High Court by the eminent QC David Locke. How much more public money is going to be wasted on these unnecessary JR’s where the answer is plainly within the Regulations. Unfortunately for them, the regulations were written in the best interests of the injured former officers. They simply shouldn’t treat the IOD in the ways that they are, but it is happening time and time again.
When is someone going to be brought to book for this constant disregard for the laws of this land in what is obviously plain for all and sundry to see is just a money saving attempt.
Surely it is time for us to look at the dishonesty that is being used by PPA’s and other staff engaged in the IOD processes, in their constant disregard of the regulations, and see whether apart from breaching the regulations, they are also breaching the 2006 Fraud Act which quite clearly in my view they are. Maybe just one arrest and appearance at the Crown Court, may make others sit up and think. A dream maybe, but sometimes dreams do come true.
Congratulations to the legal team on securing a victory for both fairness and common sense.
Yet again Mr. David Lock QC has stood up professionally for the rights of former officers injured in the course of their duties, but being treated disgracefully by their former employers.
How many more times is he going to have to do this before these modern day forces, driven now by budgets, not by esprit de corps, finally realise that if an officer puts themselves in danger protecting the public, then they have a duty to support that officer, not spend £000’s of public money on trying to find ways not too!
Unfortunately, I don’t see this occuring, as more and more ‘direct entry’ managers start to reach positions of higher management, then the more will be the loss of the link to the ‘front line’ experience that Senior Officers of an earlier generation had.
The history so painfully learnt with remote General’s in the Great War will be repeated, where once again we will have Snr leaders without a clue of conditions at the front line!
That will ultimately mean that we will continue to need and use Mr. Lock’s valuable services!
Another excellent result by DavidLock QC. This should send a message to all forces and SMPs that they must conduct any reviews correctly and in line with the current regulations and not interpret the regulations to suit themselves. This poor treatment of their former officers is disgusting and has devastating effects on loyal officers whose careers were cut short as a result of the Injury on Duty.
Another win for the good guys. It amazes me that forces keep trying to find way to circumnavigate regulations and in fact common sense. How much money has been spent trying to defend the lost causes that they take to court? The fact that forces are so arrogant and have the attitude “we are the police” is beneficial to the pensioners because they will continue to abuse the regulations,
I think that forces should start to compensate IOD’s for putting them through unnecessary stress and hurt by dragging them through the courts or PMAB’s maybe then they will start to realise that we have had enough of the bullying and the hate that they direct towards us.
Comments are closed.