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Judicial review by the former Mayor of Liverpool ends

8th September 2021

The former Mayor Liverpool, Joe Anderson, and his son brought judicial review claims challenging their arrests and the searches of their premises in December 2020 as part of a major investigation by Merseyside Police into corruption in Liverpool City Council.

John de Bono QC and James Berry were instructed by Chief Constable of Merseyside Police to defend the claims.

The Claimants were both refused permission by Julian Knowles J.

On 29 July 2021 the cases came before Dove J for renewed permission hearings.

James Berry represented the Chief Constable. Both of the Claimants were represented by Queen’s Counsel. Dove J refused permission in both cases.

Click here to read the press coverage from the BBC.

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