I was prosecuted by the police after an allegation of assault was made against me. The case was dismissed by the magistrates after the prosecution had put their case. The reasons were that the victim/witness and one other witness, were unreliable.
I am looking to represent myself and bring a claim of malicious prosecution on the individual who made the allegation to the police.
I understand that being acquitted at court is not sufficient. You have not answered my initial questions? Please see below.
How would I go about bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against an individual? It was the police that carried out the prosecution, based on a victim/witness account. The case was dismissed at the end of the prosecutions case for a number of reasons. I am looking to represent myself. What would need to be proved? Do I apply to a county court?
I think we are not understanding each other here.
If you could answer my initial questions, that would be good please.
How would I go about bringing a claim for malicious prosecution against an individual?
What would need to be proved?
Do I apply to a county court?
Yes, so what claim can I bring against the individual who made the allegation to the police in the first place? It is the individual I am looking to bring a claim against. A claim for making false allegations to the police, causing me stress and possible prosecution that could have had severe consequences on my career. Their allegation was untrue, it led me to be prosecuted. The case was dismissed because of the same individuals credibility and unreliability.
I did understand from a solicitor recently and from doing research that a person can bring claim for malicious prosecution, so I am somewhat confused by your answers.
Sorry, but I have not found this at all helpful.
Thanks for your reply. Please clarify that the process you describe is suitable for a case where I want to sue an individual under the circumstances I have outlined at the start on here,being:
If I make an application to the County Court, what would I being suing for? Compensation or hurts & feelings? Is this the same as suing for malicious prosecution? Is it malicious allegation? As it was the CPS that prosecuted me, based on an allegation that was false in the first instance.