Civil Actions for Unlawful Arrest and Unlawful Imprisonment

Civil Actions for Unlawful ArrestO’Brien Solicitors can represent you in an action against the NSW Police Force for unlawful arrest and unlawful imprisonment, assault and battery and malicious prosecution. We are recognised as leaders in this area of law.

Common occasions where a person may have an action against the police include;

  • Occasions where a person has been arrested and detained in relation to bail conditions or AVO conditions which have previously been varied, dispensed with or where such conditions no longer exist.
  • Occasions where a Magistrate has made a determination that the arrest and detention of a person was unlawful. This may include circumstances where the police did not have a power to arrest and circumstances where excessive force was used by the police to make an arrest.

O’Brien Solicitors have a significant practice in the conduct of civil actions against police for matters of unlawful arrest and unlawful imprisonment. Peter O’Brien is seen as a leader in the field and has been called upon to lecture other lawyers on the finer points of this area of the law. To see Peter’s conference paper on the topic of actions against the police – click here.

O’Brien Solicitors have achieved outstanding success in this field of law, including successfully defending a practising lawyer who was unlawfully arrested. Not only were criminal charges against this lawyer dismissed in the Local Court (the Magistrate having disbelieved police evidence), O’Brien Solicitors went on to successfully sue the police for damages, achieving a settlement that well satisfied our lawyer client. If you have been unlawfully arrested and / or unlawfully imprisoned, contact Peter O’Brien – the lawyers’ lawyer.

To examine some cases of Unlawful Imprisonment / False Arrest Cases we have recently conducted, please click here.

Contact O’Brien Solicitors on (02) 9261 4281

Contact Us About Suing the Police

O’Brien Solicitors are located at:

Suite 504, Level 5
265 Castlereagh Street

  • Close to Central Local Court 
  • Opposite the Downing Centre