Eva's recent notable cases include:
Eva acts for the family of Lamont Roper, a young black man who died during a police pursuit in Tottenham on 7 October 2020. An inquest into Lamont’s death was opened by HM Senior Coroner for North London last year and the final hearing is due to take between 22 November and 3 December 2021. Allison Munroe QC of Garden Court Chambers is instructed as counsel for the family. Further details are available here.
Eva acts for JP, a black teenager, who was subjected to a terrifying stop and search involving the use of guns and tasers in September 2020. Following a challenge by Eva, the IOPC are now conducting an investigation into the circumstances of the stop. AB is bringing a claim against the Metropolitan Police Service for discrimination, false imprisonment, assault and battery, trespass to goods, and breaches of his rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 (Articles 3, 5, 8, and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights). The case gained some media interest last year following JP and Eva’s participation in a Channel 4 documentary by Jermaine Jenas called ‘The truth about police stop and search’. The documentary can be viewed here.
Eva acts for 35 clients in a proposed claim against the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis arising out of their arrests on Lambeth Bridge on 3 September 2020 during a Critical Mass Cycle Ride hosted by Extinction Rebellion (XR).
Separately, Eva also acts for a number of other clients who have been arrested at other XR, anti-HS2, and Kill the Bill protests.
Eva acts for the family of a Polish man who died following a police restraint that lasted almost an hour and a half in August 2020. The final inquest hearing is due to take place in February 2022 at Norwich Coroner’s Court. Stephen Simblet QC and Michael Etienne, both of Garden Court Chambers, are instructed as counsel for the family.
Eva acts for a 19 year old black man in a claim for race discrimination, false imprisonment, assault and battery, harassment, trespass to his car, and breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998 (Articles 3, 5, 8, and 14 of the ECHR) in connection with 12 separate incidents involving the Metropolitan Police Service in the last year and a half. On almost every occasion, EF was stopped and searched and placed in handcuffs, and on one occasion was also subjected to a humiliating strip search at the police station. In addition to the civil claim, Eva has also assisted EF in submitting a number of complaints in connection with these incidents.