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This revised and expanded edition provides assistance for lawyers and advisers contemplating any kind of proceedings against the police. Three chapters have been added to give fuller treatment of practice and procedure, from pre-action considerations, through issue of proceedings, summons for direction and discovery, to the trial itself. To the chapter on police complaints and discipline have been added practical checklists and a section on private prosecutions.;The topics covered include wrongful convictions, the European Convention on Human Rights, inquests, inquiries, judicial review, criminal-injuries compensation, and property held by the police. The appendices include the Police Discipline Code, litigation precedents, PACE 1984 Part IX as amended, key statutory instruments on police complaints, and guidance from governmental departments on police-complaints issues. .