Farva Butt

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Farva Butt is a solicitor practising in Civil Liberties, Human Rights and Police Actions and Criminal Defence. Farva joined Tuckers Solicitors in 2015.

Farva has been instrumental in the representation of people pursuing complaints against police forces following abuses of power and challenging outcomes of decisions through appeals to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, she is keen to ensure disciplinary proceedings against officers are found where appropriate and in a fair and just manner. Farva represents individuals bringing compensation claims against the police and other state bodies for assault, false imprisonment, trespass, malicious prosecution and misfeasance and breaches of the Human Rights Act, Data Protection Act and Equality Act.  Farva also represents families in Inquests usually involving police pursuit deaths and with claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority where substantial harm has been suffered.

Farva has worked on a number of serious crime cases including murder, grievous bodily harm and sexual offences. Farva is a police station representative, who comprehends the significance of providing the appropriate advice from the outset of the matter and ensuring the best result is achieved for her clients. She represents clients in the Magistrates Court and is currently working towards obtaining her duty status. She also has Higher Rights of Audience in the Crown Court.

Farva is a member of Police Actions Lawyers Group, Inquest Lawyers Group and Young Legal Aid Lawyers.

Since joining Tuckers Solicitors in 2015, Farva has worked on a number of cases including:

Examples of Civil claims:

Sinclair-Kerr v MPS: settled claim for assault, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and breaches of Human Rights Act.

Martin v Chief Constable of Essex Police: settled claim for false imprisonment and negligence.

Smith v MPS: damages were agreed between parties following the court granting default judgement in favour of the claimant.

Examples of Inquests:

John McKeown 2016 – Mr McKeown died following a high speed police pursuit.

Suleyman Yalcin – Mr Yalcin was struck by a police van whilst he made his way to his parents’ home.

CICA claims:

AG – death of a child. Compensation received for both fatal and psychiatric injury.

RK – death of a child. Compensation received for both fatal and psychiatric injury.