Colin Banham

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Attendance Regulations 2012. He is often instructed to draft grounds of appeal in relation to those hearings and also from Stage 3 performance and attendance meetings. He has assisted a number of officers in front of Police Medical Appeals Boards and in relation to police pensions regulations.
He conducts training for solicitors and members of the Police Federation in advocacy skills, discrimination law, whistleblowing, UPP, and the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012. He has, most recently, delivered training in relation to the changes under 2014 and 2015 Amendment Regulations.
Colin regularly appears before other regulatory bodies (legal, medical and Courts Martial) in addition to work in the financial services field. He has recently appeared before the High Court against the Solicitors Regulation Authority on appeal from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. He also acts as a legal adviser for the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
Notable Cases
Re Carl Bird and Malcolm Tindall
Article 2 Inquest following an IPCC investigation into a fatal road traffic accident in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire.
Re Peter Gale
Inquest following the death of an elderly male, who suffered from learning difficulties. Mr Gale died from cardio-respiratory failure caused by choking whilst a resident of a care home. The Coroner returned a verdict of accidental death.
Re Matthew Seddon
Article 2 Inquest following an IPCC investigation into the death of a teenager following a Police pursuit that came to a conclusion on the A33 in Reading. The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was thrown into the road after colliding with the central reservation. He was hit by one of the pursuing vehicles and died at the scene. I represented the control room staff, who were exonerated by the narrative verdict returned by the jury.

Latest News & Publications

Counsel at No5 Barristers’ Chambers has successfully acted for two police officers...

Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers has successfully represented an officer who was alleged to have conducted an unauthorised pursuit before lying about his actions....

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020
Counsel from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have successfully represented two officers who were alleged to have discriminated against a member of a public by reason of his race....

Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019