Lawyer Monthly - February 2022

Use of Force: When is it Appropriate? The use of force is often employed by law enforcement officers and military personnel, and is often a focal point of a criminal case. But what is and is not an acceptable use of force according to the law? We hear from Martyn Bowie, director of Streetwise Safety Training and a use-of-force expert witness, on the laws that govern the use of force in the UK and the friction between these laws and real-world events. About MartynBowie I am a military veteran and a retired police officer with 30 years of service. I own Streetwise Safety Training Ltd. With an exemplary military and home office career, this provided me with the foundation and experience to deliver relevant and enjoyable courses in all aspects of conflict resolution. I am a registered use of force expert witness and have provided my services to both Crown and Magistrates Courts as well as tribunals and professional standards departments. Streetwise Safety Training are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and have been awarded Bronze status. MartynBowie, Director Streetwise Safety Training 21 Somerley Dr, Crawley RH10 3SU Tel: +44 01293 922119 E:

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