Chambers & Partners UK 2018
“Mandip Kumar of Precedence Law regularly advises police officers accused of perverting the course of justice, fraud and corruption in criminal and misconduct procedures. His recent experience includes advising a number of officers on an IPCC investigation into a death following police contact. Sources describe him as "assiduous, dedicated, tenacious and thorough – clients' needs always take precedence."
Anthony France, former Deputy Crime Editor, The Sun
"Mandip Kumar is the solicitor you need when you're in trouble," a colleague remarked in early 2013. Four years later and after a stunning victory in the Court of Appeal, I came to appreciate the importance of those 11 words. Operation Elveden was the largest investigation mounted in British policing history.
I was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, a 700-year-old offence so complicated most judges couldn't get their heads around it. Mandip, however, did. There was always something odd about my guilty verdict. Not only was it the only conviction standing, it was the quickest returned by any Elveden jury.
Mandip refused to accept this. The Court of Appeal ruled the conviction was unsafe because the trial judge had misdirected the jury by not providing them with adequate directions. I was an innocent man again and able to restart my life and career. None of this would have been possible without Mandip, an astute legal brain simply miles ahead of the opposition.
He is a fighter who won't give up on clients.”
Police Inspector client in complex criminal case
“At every single turn Mandip instilled complete confidence and trust within the team, he is a truly inspirational leader who does not accept second best from anyone. Mandip is unbelievably clever and hard working. I have never known anyone apply such a high degree of passion and commitment to their work, he is an extraordinary individual.
I can’t stress enough how much support I received from Mandip, he was relentless in ensuring that my best interests always took precedence. Mandip was simply brilliant. Nothing flusters Mandip, he is simply too cool and knows the case so well as to allow anything to distract him from it. Mandip is strategically brilliant, he was always thinking three, four, five steps ahead of everyone else. He is just at the very top of his game."
Mark Pickard, Chairman of Derbyshire Police Federation
"I have known Mandip Kumar for around 8 years as a highly regarded solicitor in the police misconduct arena. He has represented officers during crown court cases and at Misconduct hearings. Throughout that time he has impressed me not only with his drive and determination but his unique abilities to provide a strategy for each individual case.
The main reason I have commissioned Mandip is he has the same outlook as myself i.e. the client and their best interest comes first and their needs are at the forefront of all decisions made. He has represented my members through the worst times in their lives and I have noted his total desire to get the very best for the individual client."