Tom Winsor, a partner at global law firm White & Case LLP, has today made his recommendations following his independent review of police pay and conditions.
Winsor was personally appointed, as an impartial reviewer, by the Home Secretary in October 2010 to carry out the most comprehensive review of police pay and conditions in more than 30 years, covering all police officers and staff in England & Wales.
Initial, short-term recommendations – outlining plans for three years – were announced in March last year. The comprehensive recommendations published today relate to the next 30 years.
All but one of the implemented police pay reviews of the last 100 years have been carried out by lawyers. Tom was assisted in conducting the review by former West Midlands Chief Constable Sir Edward Crew and leading labour market economist Professor Richard Disney.
"I have met hundreds of police officers all over the country as part of this review and I have immense respect for the work they do," said Tom Winsor, who was asked to undertake the review due to previous experience and independence. "The overriding principle of this review has been fairness: fairness to police officers and staff and fairness to the taxpayers."
Winsor was the Rail Regulator from 1999 to 2004, when he joined White & Case's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance practice in its London office.
"As a international law Firm with a significant presence in London built up over 40 years, it is important that we contribute not only the business community of which we are a prominent part locally, but to the wider community as whole," said Oliver Brettle, Executive Partner for White & Case in London. "Releasing one of our partners to provide their personal expertise for such review is a part of that commitment."
In 1978, the review was chaired by Lord Edmund-Davies, a law lord. The 1960 review was chaired by Sir Henry Willinck QC, Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. The 1951 review was carried out by Sir Malcolm Trustram Eve KC, a leading member of the Bar. The 1949 review was chaired by Lord Oaksey, a law lord and the British judge who chaired the bench of judges presiding at the Nuremburg war crimes trials.
About Tom Winsor
Tom Winsor is a partner in the energy, infrastructure and project finance practice of White & Case in London. He joined White & Case in July 2004 after five years as the UK's Rail Regulator and International Rail Regulator. As Rail Regulator, Winsor was a member of the group of nine economic regulators of the UK, and the senior member of the Convention of European rail regulatory authorities. In his period in office (1999-2004), he carried out two major reviews of the structure and level of charges for the use of the national railway infrastructure (October 2000 and December 2003), and reformed the regulatory, economic and contractual matrix for the railway industry. His legal practice at White & Case covers the railway, electricity and oil and gas industries, industry restructuring, the regulation of markets and advising both public and private sector clients on complex and high-value projects in those fields. It also covers regulatory design, regulatory dynamics and public law. He is also the co-author of Taylor and Winsor on Joint Operating Agreements, and is the consulting editor of the Railways volume of Halsbury's Laws of England.
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