How long does the process typically take?

It depends.

If there is an allegation of a technical breach of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) then most claims will settle or come to a close within five to six months. Claims involving police officer misconduct may take significantly longer to reflect any IPCC claim that is needed to be commissioned and that usually occurs before any civil claim for compensation is dealt with. If Court Proceedings prove necessary, matters could take between twelve and eighteen months as a general guide..