Prisoners’ Rights

Solicitors Defending Prisoners’ Rights

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

We understand that it is often difficult for prisoners to access legal advice to enforce their rights.

We also understand the 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.

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can call 0800 437 0322

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Our expertise in helping prisoners

We will provide prompt advice and support. We will pursue legal remedies including legal action through the courts, where 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

Hodge Jones & Allen is also renowned for its 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 will explore the possibility of acting for prisoners under legal aid. If no legal aid is available, we will explore other funding options, including conditional fee agreements.

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

Renowned Human Rights Specialists

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

Highly Experienced

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

Care and Compassion

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

What happens when you get in touch?

Contact our highly experienced team

Whatever your needs, our team of highly experienced solicitors can provide you with the help and advice you need. 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 will then let you know if you have a case which we can assist with. Once we have completed the case review ,if you have a case which we can help with we will then 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 then 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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