Facts – Unlawful imprisonment compensation BH v NSW
BH was wrongfully arrested by police who alleged that he had breached a condition of an apprehended violence order (AVO). In fact, the condition which police alleged he breached had been varied by the court some ten months earlier. Despite his protests and explanation to the police about the variation, he was arrested, detained, charged and prosecuted for an offence he had not committed.
Proceedings were commenced in the District Court of New South Wales for the unlawful imprisonment compensation BH vs NSW. Prior to the matter going to hearing, the State of New South Wales agreed to settle the case for a sum of damages.
‘I tried so hard to explain to the police that I had not done anything wrong yet they didn’t believe me. Instead of making enquiries, the locked me up and charged me. I am really pleased with the outcome and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your firm.’