Bellamy Forde

Bellamy Forde

Solicitor & Head of Civil Litigation

McMillan Williams

Lawyer Type:
  • Solicitor

McMillan Williams


Personal Profile

Bellamy is an experienced solicitor and is head of our civil litigation team. His role requires him to supervise our teams responsible for professional negligence, actions against the police, employment, contested probate, property, costs, public law and mental health law.

Bellamy has a broad civil practice which can be separated into three categories, namely:-

1. Actions Against the Police Public Authority

Bellamy has substantial experience in pursuing claims against public authorities including the police, the prison service, the immigration service and other detaining authorities for various claims including false imprisonment, assault, malicious prosecution, misfeasance in public office, discrimination, breaches of human rights, negligence and others. Due to the length of time Bellamy has practiced in this area he has worked on cases of varying degrees of complexity and he is known particularly within this area of law in relation to negligence claims pursued on behalf of witnesses against the police, itself a complex area of law.

2. Employment Law

Having advised hundreds of clients in respect of their employment rights, Bellamy is well versed in understanding and appreciating the needs of clients who are looking for clear, concise, decisive commercial advice on their rights. Those clients include employees, employers, partners, directors, and the self-employed. He regularly receives repeat instructions or recommendations from his clients who seek his pragmatic advice to resolve their concerns. As well as having substantial experience of pursuing matters before employment tribunals he has also dealt with matters before the High Court and Court of Appeal. His experience in includes dealing with large employers, including local and national government bodies. He has substantial experience in acting for educational and health professionals.

3. General Litigation

Ultimately, Bellamy considers himself to be a litigator; someone who can quickly get to the nub of the issue, and form a strategy towards a successful conclusion. Whether it be a claim involving allegations of negligence against professionals including lawyers, surveyors, insurance brokers, or breach of contract claims, he is comfortable in providing advice that is pragmatic and practical.

Bellamy is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, the London Litigation Solicitors Association, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Police Action Lawyers Group.


104 South End
South Croydon

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