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Judicial review against Supt. Robyn Williams’ reinstatement to the Met police dismissed

27th July 2022

The Administrative Court  has dismissed the claim brought by the Metropolitan Police (“MPS”) against the decision of the Police Appeals Tribunal (“PAT”), which chose to reinstate Superintendent Robyn Williams in her role in the MPS, and impose a final written warning against her as a result of her criminal conviction. The MPS had argued that Supt. Williams should be dismissed.

Mrs Justice Heather Williams dealt with the MPS’ arguments that the PAT failed to follow the correct approach in disciplinary proceedings against Supt. Williams, and that too much weight was given to mitigating factors in her favour. She found that the PAT was entitled to conclude that this was an ‘exceptional case’ and dismissal would not have been ‘a necessary and proportionate sanction’, and that there was no legal basis to overturn the PAT’s decision.

Gerry Boyle QC appeared on behalf of Supt. Robyn Williams and was instructed by Nick Wrightson, Nick De Mulder, Rosie Gibson and Rory O’Donovan all of Kingsley Napley.

Read more about R (Commissioner of the Met Police) v PAT here.

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