"........ 2008 acted for the Chief Constable of Leicestershire in legal proceedings in connection with disclosure issues both in the UK and Portugal in respect of the Madeleine McCann investigation.".........
Fiona Barton QC
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Barrister specialising in all aspects of police law on behalf of police forces including public inquiries; civil jury actions; judicial review involving policing issues, inquests and police misconduct proceedings. She has appeared in many high profile and reported cases: The Bichard Inquiry  on behalf of Humberside Police; the Billy Wright Inquiry  on behalf of the retired Chief Constable of the RUC Sir Hugh Annesley; The London Bombings Inquests  – leading for the Commissioner of City of London Police; The Cumbria Shootings Inquests ; The Michael Powell Inquest November 2009; The Stirland Inquest February 2010; Thompson v Hsu v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (1997) 3 WLR 403 – the leading case on damages in civil jury actions; Costello v Chief Constable of Derbyshire (2001) I WLR 1437 -concerning the right. of police to retain stolen goods; R v Sheffield Justices ex p Cronin (2003) 1 WLR 752 judicial review concerning the impact of Articles 6 and 8 on applications for search warrants: R v X ex p Chief Constable of West Midlands (2005) 1 WLR 65 – the leading case regarding Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates; R v Singh ex p Chief Constable of West Midlands  I WLR 3374 – concerning the dispersal regime under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003; R v L ex p Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  4 All E R 128 and  UKSC– concerning the scope of the words ‘any information’ in respect of Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates (led for the Commissioner on the appeal to the Supreme Court); 2008 acted for the Chief Constable of Leicestershire in legal proceedings in connection with disclosure issues both in the UK and Portugal in respect of the Madeleine McCann investigation.
Called 1986, Middle Temple. Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2011.
London University (1985 LLB Hons).
Horse riding, travel.
Administrative and public law; Police law; Professional disciplinary and regulatory law (including police law)