London law firm Bindmans LLP is very pleased to announce that Jules Carey will be joining Bindmans as a partner to head up the Police Misconduct team in the Public Law Department.

Former head of the team Chez Cotton will be leaving after having successfully led the team for the past five years.  She will be working with the International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP), particularly in relation to access to justice in Myanmar.  Bindmans wish her well in her new ventures.

Jules Carey, a partner at Tuckers Solicitors specialises in complex claims for false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, discrimination, deaths in custody and judicial review.  He has considerable experience in challenging over-zealous and pre-emptive policing operations and obtaining redress for those affected.  Jules has twice been shortlisted for The Law Society’s ‘Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice’ Award and he was JUSTICE’s Human Rights Lawyer of the Year 2011 for his “unflagging energy and enthusiasm in demonstrating all of the best qualities of a solicitor dedicated to innovative and difficult work in defence of civil liberties”.

Saimo Chahal, Joint Head of the Public Law Team at Bindmans said: “We are really looking forward to working with Jules who comes with a formidable track record of success in a large number of cases.  Jules’s work fits very neatly with the Civil Liberties and Human Rights Work of the Public Law Team.  We are looking forward to Jules taking the Police Misconduct team to new heights with his tireless energy, enthusiasm, vigour and good humour.”

Jules Carey said: “Bindmans has a long and proud tradition of challenging injustice and protecting the freedoms of ordinary people.  I am greatly looking forward to working alongside some of the country’s best human rights lawyers to ensure that this excellent tradition is carried forward.”