Prison law – a niche and unusual area

Prison Law – what is it ?

It covers, amongst many other areas :-

  • legal issues¬† in prison
  • representation at disciplinary hearings
  • representation of prisioners at parole board hearings.
  • appeals against conviction and sentence
  • judicial review
  • lifer reviews
  • prison complaints
  • human rights
  • licence conditions and recall

    Figures for the year 2008-2009 show that the Legal Services Commission funded 42,973 Prison Law cases at a cost of some £22 million. This represents a massive increase from the figures of only 7 years before, where just over 5,000 cases were funded.