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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Prisoners' Rights

Susie Labinjoh
Susie Labinjoh
Partner
Alice Hardy
Alice Hardy
Partner
Cormac McDonough
Cormac McDonough
Partner
Jocelyn Cockburn
Jocelyn Cockburn
Partner
Nancy Collins
Nancy Collins
Partner
Sasha Barton
Sasha Barton
Partner

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.

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

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

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.

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?

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."

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.

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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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