Force Solicitor's Office

We’re here to provide legal advice to Cheshire Police Officers and staff to assist them to reduce crime and disorder and also manage its internal affairs legally. We advise on all operational issues including making applications to court to detain/forfeit the proceeds of crime, orders to manage individuals who pose real risks to others, and controlling dangerous dogs, to name but a few. Internally we assist with officer discipline, large scale procurement projects and collaborative working with other police forces.

Our Department of seven lawyers plus specialist business support is headed by the Force Solicitor and Monitoring Officer, David Bryan. David said:

“The work we do is hugely varied and at times challenging. Cheshire Constabulary has a team of highly trained lawyers and support staff who respond to the policing need with a passion to achieve excellent outcomes which directly benefit our communities.”

The Force Solicitor’s Office is based at Constabulary Headquarters. It is a member of The Law Society’s Lexcel Scheme for excellence in legal practice management and client care and has also won a national award for its work in good governance.