Members of the team are well equipped to provide prisoners’ legal services, representing a prisoner’s rights to early release, parole, and access to training courses, ensuring the discretionary power of the state is not unlawfully exercised to breach said rights.
Prison law pertains to the rights, lives and expectations of prisoners throughout their incarceration. With an ever-increasing prison population and the variety of existing sentence types, clients can often have complex prison law needs. Members of the team are well equipped to provide prisoners’ legal services, representing a prisoner’s rights to early release, parole, and access to training courses, ensuring the discretionary power of the state is not unlawfully exercised to breach said rights.
St Pauls has a strong team of Juniors who are highly experienced in all areas of prisoner legal services and are prepared to travel across England and Wales. Areas of experience include:
Our members regularly undertake parole board hearings at prisons in respect of life sentences, parole hearings, recall panels, and re-categorisation of prisoners. Members have a strong record in securing moves to open conditions and directions for release. For all aspects of prisoners’ legal services, St Pauls are proficient in dealing with complex cases which require oral questioning of experts and those which involve “deniers”.
We also have significant expertise in undertaking judicial reviews in this area and appearing in adjudication / disciplinary proceedings. The team often provide written advice across a broad spectrum of prison law issues involving adjudication procedure, novel criminal charges, sentence calculation, eligibility for compassionate release, home detention curfew and delay in the provision of an oral hearing.
Joint Head of Chambers
Call: 1998 Silk: 2015
Call: 1980 Silk: 2003
Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.
St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row
For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.
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