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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Prisoners' Rights

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Susie Labinjoh
Partner
Cormac McDonough
Cormac McDonough
Partner
Jocelyn Cockburn
Jocelyn Cockburn
Partner
Maria O'Connell
Maria O’Connell
Partner
Nancy Collins
Nancy Collins
Partner
Sasha Barton
Sasha Barton
Partner
Alisha McSporran
Paralegal
Aniqa Khan
Paralegal
Aston Luff
Aston Luff
Solicitor
Brid Doherty
Brid Doherty
Solicitor
Charlotte Sykes
Charlotte Sykes
Solicitor
Darcey Hayes
Paralegal
Eliza Bell
Trainee
Guy Mitchell
Guy Mitchell
Solicitor
Lottie Baldwin
Lottie Baldwin
Solicitor
Megan Finnis
Megan Finnis
Solicitor
Rebecca Shotton
Rebecca Shotton
Trainee
Ruth Waters-Falk
Ruth Waters-Falk
Solicitor
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Sabrina Pinto
Paralegal
Sarah Flanagan
Sarah Flanagan
Associate
Sebastian Del Monte
Sebastian Del Monte
Solicitor
Shakti Bhagwansingh
Shakti Bhagwansingh
Solicitor
Sion Morgan
Sion Morgan
Solicitor
Siri Beck-Friis
Siri Beck-Friis
Paralegal
Will Heath
Will Heath
Paralegal

We understand the difficulties prisoners experience when seeking to access legal advice to enforce their rights.

Our Civil Liberties & Human Rights solicitors have extensive experience of representing prisoners who face legal difficulties in prison and following their release.

There’s a need for prisoners to receive expert legal support given their vulnerability arising from their imprisonment. We recognise the appalling conditions faced by many prisoners due to overcrowding, understaffing and lack of resources.

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Our expertise in helping prisoners

We provide prompt advice and support. We pursue legal remedies, including legal action through the courts, where it’s appropriate.

In particular, we have experience of:

  • Claims against prison officers for assault
  • Claims for false imprisonment, where prisoners have been detained beyond their release date
  • Claims arising from the failure to protect vulnerable prisoners from self-harm
  • Public law challenges concerning the availability of appropriate healthcare and offending behaviour work
  • Public law challenges concerning decisions made about access to mother and baby units
  • Public law challenges to discrimination suffered by disabled prisoners, transgender prisoners
  • Challenges on behalf of prisoners subject to homosexual abuse
  • Challenges to the failure to investigate appropriately prisoners on prisoner assaults

We’re renowned for our expertise in representing families in inquests involving deaths in prison custody. We also have extensive experience of claims in the field concerning inequality and discrimination.

Funding your case

We’ll explore the possibility of acting for prisoners under legal aid. If no legal aid is available, we’ll explore other funding options, including conditional fee agreements.

 

Contact our specialist team on
0330 822 3451
or request a call back.
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Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

Renowned human rights specialists

We’re recognised as some of the best lawyers in the UK dealing with Human Rights and Civil Liberties issues.

Highly experienced

We’ve a vast amount of expertise in representing prisoners and bereaved families at inquests involving deaths in prison custody.

Care & compassion

We care about our clients and the work we do. We always treat our clients with respect and compassion.

"I FOUND ALL OF THE STAFF I ENCOUNTERED TO BE FRIENDLY, HELPFUL AND PROFESSIONAL. I FELT VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER ON A PERSONAL LEVEL THROUGHOUT THE CASES PROGRESS."

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“The whole legal team are professional and empathetic with excellent communication.” “They are excellent in all regards, and are extremely kind, patient and helpful.” “The quality of their lawyers, the work they generate and the way they handle cases are excellent.” – Chambers UK, 2023

“Hodge Jones & Allen’s expertise and passion in this field are truly outstanding. Their comprehensive approach, combined with their deep understanding of the legal complexities involved, allows them to deliver impactful representation” – Legal 500, 2024

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What happens when you get in touch?

Contact our highly experienced team

Whatever your needs, our team of highly experienced solicitors will provide you with help and advice. To seek advice from our specialist team of human rights solicitors you should contact one of our experienced team for free, either by telephone or through our online form.

We’ll gather the information to review your case

Once we have all the information we need we’ll let you know if you have a case which we can assist with. If you have a case which we can help with, we’ll arrange a time to meet or talk to discuss your needs and particular situation in greater detail.

Help you with the best resolution

You will be allocated a solicitor specialising in the field to help you find the best possible resolution during a stressful and often sensitive time.

"IT WASN'T JUST THE LEGAL ADVICE THAT IMPRESSED ME, IT WAS THE EMPATHY, COMPASSION AND PROFESSIONALISM OF MY SOLICITOR WHICH SET HER APART."

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"Mr Cormac McDonough has been extremely helpful and very brilliant. He is very humble and respectful. he has excellent customer service skills. He explains the law in simple language. I am extremely happy with the service he has provided and will recommend him to anyone."

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