Megan Phillips' notable cases

Megan’s notable cases include:

Susan Sian Jones, deceased (2016)

Megan acted for Ms Jones’ family at the inquest into her death which was heard by a jury following a challenge of the coroner’s decision making. In their narrative conclusion the jury concluded that Ms Jones’ death was contributed to by failings on the part of police officers to recognise her as vulnerable, to pass on information about her methadone use, and failures in officers’ monitoring of her. The jury found the monitoring of Ms Jones had been inadequate, and that this was due in part to the Metropolitan Police officers’ training and policies.

The Metropolitan police are currently conducting a review into their policies in respect of persons in their supervision and care, but not in their custody.

Natasha Evans, deceased (2016)

Megan acted for the family of Natasha Evans following her death in HMP Eastwood Park in November 2013. Following a three week inquest before HM Senior Coroner for the District of Avon the jury concluded that Natasha’s death was contributed to by neglect.

Megan subsequently acted for the family in the successful resolution of the civil claim for damages arising out of Natasha’s death, a resolution which included an admission of breach of duty and an apology.

Mohidin & Khan v CPM [2015] EWHC 2740 (QB)

The High Court in this case upheld claims against the MPS brought by Omar Mohidin and Basil Khan finding that they were assaulted, falsely imprisoned and racially abused.
More detail can be found in the press release here. The full judgment is here.

CK v Commissioner of Police [2013] 

Successful civil claim for false imprisonment, assault and battery and malicious prosecution on behalf of a young man who sustained serious physical and psychological injuries as result of events given rise to his claim, damages for which formed part of the substantial award. In tandem a proposed challenge to the outcome of CK’s formal police complaint by the Metropolitan Police resulted in the Independent Police Complaints Commission unusually agreeing to undertake a fresh independent investigation which resulted in recommendations that officers face misconduct proceedings.

RJ v Commissioner of Police [2013]

Resolution of a successful civil claim on behalf of a young man for false imprisonment, assault and battery and malicious prosecution arising out of 2 separate incidents connected by the involvement of the same officers.

JM and family v Commissioner of Police [2013]

Successful civil claim on behalf of a young man and his family who were subjected to a police raid at their home address, which contravened their rights under Article 8 of the ECHR. Damages were paid to the whole family and to JM who was also unlawfully arrested. The civil claim followed an investigation into their formal police complaint, which was upheld.

LH v Commissioner of Police [2013]

Successful civil claim for assault settled following LH’s formal police complaint having been upheld and leading to gross misconduct proceedings against the officers accused of assault.

NS v Commissioner of Police [2013]

Resolution of a civil claim on behalf of a young man whose claims included false imprisonment, assault and battery, malicious prosecution and claims under Articles 3,5 and 8 of the ECHR arising out of numerous stops and searches by the Metropolitan police over a number of years.

The Edgware Road TSG prosecution

Megan acts for two of the young boys who became prosecution witnesses against a TSG serial accused of racially aggravated assault. Her legal work on behalf of the boys has included judicial review of decisions reached by the IPCC, several police complaints and ongoing private law litigation.

Mohammed Ali

Megan acted for Mr Ali who gave prosecution evidence against a Metropolitan police officer accused of racially aggravated assault and achieved a successful resolution of the related civil proceedings and a misconduct tribunal.

AY v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, December 2010

Achieved settlement in the sum of £15,000 in respect of claims for false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution, following the IPCC having upheld client’s appeal against the outcome of her complaint against officers of the Metropolitan Police.

CZ v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, November 2010

Achieved settlement in the sum of £27,500 in respect of claims for false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution, together with an apology.

AT v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, July 2010

Successful judicial review proceedings arising out of the administration of a caution.

KA v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, May 2010

Successful judicial review proceedings arising out of the administration of a caution to the client.
Subsequent representation when the officers involved in events faced misconduct proceedings in respect of breaches of the standards of professional behaviour, which resulted in one breach being found proven.

Subsequent further successful judicial review proceedings on behalf of client for breaches of the Data Protection Act arising out of events following the conclusion of the first judicial review proceedings.

Anonymous v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, September 2009

Achieved damages in the sum of £15,000 together with an admission of liability and apology for false imprisonment and assault following the officer facing misconduct proceedings at which breaches of the Code of Conduct were found proven.

Anonymous v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, September 2009

Achieved settlement of a civil claim on behalf of the family arising out of the death of their husband and father whilst in prison custody and in hospital.

Madalina Benson, deceased, July 2009

Inquest into the death of a young woman aged 29 years at Kettering General Hospital in November 2002 at which the Assistant Deputy Coroner for Northamptonshire concluded that the death was as a the result of a multi-faceted and multi-layered systemic failure involving staff at all levels.
Successful settlement of the civil claim achieving damages in excess of £100,000.

Anonymous v The Chief Constable of Kent Police, July 2009

A free-standing HRA claim for breach of article 8 on behalf of a couple and their 2 young children arising out of a police raid on their home which settled for £6,500, together with an apology.

Mohammed Ali v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, October 2008

Successful civil claim for assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution, which achieved damages in the sum of £20,000 following the prosecution of the officer involved for racially aggravated assault.

Anonymous v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, August 2008

Achieved damages of £14,000 in respect of claims for false imprisonment, assault, malicious process and racial discrimination including in relation to the manner in which the client’s police complaint had been investigated.

 
 
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