Jessie Waldman is a solicitor specialising in claims against public authorities, with a focus in claims against the police. She has assisted clients in securing successful settlements on claims for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
Jessie is particularly interested in how data is held about individuals and the implications for civil liberties. She represents individuals bringing claims for breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. One such case relates to a refusal by a Police Force to disclose information held about an individual. She also acts for clients challenging improperly given police cautions.
Jessie is currently working on a Human Rights Act claim seeking to hold a police force to account for its historical failure to investigate a homicide. She is also instructed on a claim under the Equality Act 2010 challenging excessive use of force against a person suffering from mental health issues.
She also has a developing case-load in assisting family members with inquests arising from deaths in police and prison custody.
Jessie has a particular interest in working with young people. Before becoming a solicitor she worked as youth educator in relation to sexual health issues, and was involved in campaigning for better access to medicines for those suffering from HIV/AIDS, firstly as a student activist and then as a charity trustee.
Prior to joining Bhatt Murphy in September 2016, Jessie trained at Fisher Meredith LLP, where she gained experience in Children Law, Immigration Law, Police Actions and Immigration Detention. She has also previously worked for Leigh Day as a Clinical Negligence Paralegal.
Jessie has the Higher Rights Advocacy qualification. She is a member of the Police Action Lawyers Group.