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Humberside Police v Carpenter: Conrad successfully represented the police in a Proceeds of Crime Act forfeiture application for the forfeiture of 16 Brazillian Petrobras bearer bonds, potentially worth over US$30 million.
Experience and expertise
Conrad’s police practice is primarily for defendants, and he has represented Chief Constables in civil actions and a variety of other applications. His particular expertise lends itself to advising on difficult areas of law and judicial review, or cases with a medical component.
In Re R Conrad advised on the issue of whether a vehicle clamped by a bailiff could properly be considered ‘stolen’ by the owner or his wife when the clamp was removed and the vehicle was driven away.
In the case of Grundon Conrad assisted a Defendant police force in ensuring that a claim was discontinued in circumstances where expert cardiac evidence threw into doubt whether alleged negligent withholding of GTN spray could properly be said to have caused or exacerbated a heart attack.
In the inquest into the death of Orange and Riley Conrad acted for a charity in a month-long hearing concerning the death of two elderly people who died whilst strapped into their wheelchairs in a concertina collision on the A46 during a trip organised by the charity. The charity was not criticised by the jury, whereas found that the PCSOs failed to protect the scene of another crash involving a Porsche, leading to the deaths. Significant issues of safety in wheelchair transportation arose, with extensive cross-examination of experts.
In the inquest into the death of Gerald Kent Conrad represented a police force in a death in custody case involving issues of prisoners swallowing drugs, the proper extent of search and appropriate handcuffing during transportation.
In the inquest into the death of Karl Malton Conrad represented a police force in an inquest involving detailed consideration of the response of emergency services to a fatal road accident.
In Humberside Police v Carpenter Conrad successfully represented the police in a Proceeds of Crime Act forfeiture application for the forfeiture of 16 Brazillian Petrobras bearer bonds, potentially worth over US$30 million.
In Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Reilly  EWHC 2217 Conrad represented the police in an appeal of a refusal at first instance to strike out a claim, concerning issues of the existence of a duty of care, exceptions to situations where no duty exists, proximity, Articles 2 and 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.