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Luke Cowles

Head of Claims Against Public Authorities

Luke Cowles is a Solicitor and Director at GN Law, and the Head of the Claims Against Public Authorities team. Luke also assists in the Mental Health team. He advises both clients who are eligible to receive legal aid as well as private clients.

About Luke

Luke advises clients on all aspects of actions against police. This includes claims for assault, trespass, wrongful arrest/false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in a public office, judicial review, breaches against human rights and data protection claims. He also assists clients in making complaints to the police and assists in drafting appeals to the IOPC.

Luke also regularly represents clients at First-tier Tribunals (Mental Health) and Hospital Managers Hearings. He has represented clients at over 175 hearings.

Luke joined GN Law in 2010 as a paralegal and qualified as a solicitor in 2013.

Click here to see Luke’s YouTube Videos

Click here for the Police Actions In Conversation series


  • Queen Mary’s, University of London – Law LLB (2005-2008)
  • Legal Practice Course – College of Law (2008-2009)


  • GN Law (2010-present)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme

Personal Interests and Activities

Luke enjoys football and plays 5-a side at Powerleague. He also attends church regularly and is a Kidschurch leader.

Luke’s favourite actors of all time are Rowan Atkinson and Edward Norton because he draws inspiration and enjoys watching how both actors throw themselves into their roles with meticulous detail. Luke has seen Rowan Atkinson perform live on stage at the theatre production Quartermaine’s Terms. 

What Clients Say

  • “Very good all round. Luke Cowles very good with more work to come”
  • “Continue with your work because you’ll be able to help a lot of people.”

Recent Articles

In 2024 the Metropolitan Police continue their roll-out of what they hope will be seen as a fresh start, under the Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley QPM. This includes a fresh name “A New Met for London”.
Our People - Luke Cowles
Code 1.7A states the Appropriate Adult’s role is to safeguard the rights and welfare of juveniles and vulnerable people. If you have been interviewed without an Appropriate Adult, and without a solicitor, then it may be the police have breached their statutory duty.
Our People - Luke Cowles
The Islington Support Payment Scheme is now live for those who suffered non-recent abuse at a care home under the authority of Islington Council.
Our People - Luke Cowles
Luke Cowles discussess the recent Panorama episode.
Our People - Luke Cowles
A quick glance at the Bach Commission’s Final Report published on 22 September 20 by Luke Cowles.
Our People - Luke Cowles
Luke Cowles looks at the independent assessor’s 2016 update on police forces efficiency.
Our People - Luke Cowles

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