Chanel Dolcy is a solicitor in our police law team specialising in actions against the police and other state bodies within the criminal justice system.
Chanel has acted in cases covering a wide range of issues relating to claims against the police with a particular interest in discrimination and unlawful disclosure/retention of personal data. Chanel also acts for bereaved families following deaths in police, prison and mental health detention by representing them at the inquests and in subsequent damages claims.
Chanel has a longstanding interest in representing victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault who have been failed by the investigative process and she has developed a specialist caseload in this area. She has achieved a number of successful outcomes against the police and the CPS in relation to inadequate and discriminatory investigations/prosecutions.
Prior to joining Bhatt Murphy in February 2016, Chanel worked for four years as a solicitor at Deighton Pierce Glynn. She completed her legal training at Solace Women's Aid and Birnberg Pierce and Partners.
Chanel is a member of the Police Actions Lawyers Group and the Inquest Lawyers Group.