Geoffrey Weddell




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Year Of Call: 1989

Geoffrey specialises in personal injury work and is regularly instructed by both claimants and defendants, especially local authorities, in a wide range of claims. He has a sub-specialism in industrial disease claims, particularly noise induced hearing loss claims.

Geoffrey has considerable experience of acting in civil claims against the police and is also regularly instructed in police disciplinary actions.

He also has experience of representing both prosecutors and defenders in disciplinary matters brought against lawyers and financial professionals.  Geoffrey has a busy professional negligence practice and has substantial experience of acting for both claimants and defendants.

Geoffrey has represented several local authorities in claims for property damage caused by flooding.

He has also acted in a number of claims arising from alleged historical sexual abuse or physical or emotional neglect and is noted for his work involving claims for breach of the Human Rights Act.

He is listed as a leading junior at the Police Law Bar in the current edition of Chambers & Partners and at the Civil Liberties and Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law (including Police Law) Bar in the current edition of The Legal 500.  Clients describe him as:-

“Calm, but with a measured aggression on his feet.”

"He has excellent client skills, he understands the law and the officers' perspective."

Geoffrey is currently chair of the 1 Chancery Lane Regulatory Group and is authorised to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme.

 

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Chief Constable of Wiltshire v McDonagh

[2008] EWHC 654

Seizure of home by police, statutory and convention complaint...

KD v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary

[2005] EWHC 2550

A male police officer was tasked to interview a female witness and obtained...

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Memberships


  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association