We are pleased to announce that we are working closely with Swain and Co in order to provide assistance for those who require help with all aspects of Prison Law.
Message from Simon Green, Solicitor at Swain & Co:
It can be difficult when a loved one or friend is imprisoned as many issues can arise which require legal assistance to resolve. This can range from prisoners facing Parole reviews and hearings before the Parole Board to hearings before an Independent Adjudicator following alleged breaches of the Prison Rules which could lead to prisoners spending longer in custody than prescribed by their initial sentence. If someone you know is facing issues such as these, they have a right to legal representation and public funding is available in many circumstances depending on eligibility.
We are also able to offer assistance with appealing the initial sentence imposed or the conviction itself. Swain and Co advise many people on both a privately paid or publicly funded basis and can assist in the quashing of a conviction or reduction in sentence. If someone you know wishes to appeal their sentence or conviction, do not hesitate to contact us or the Greater Manchester Law Centre for initial advice.
It is also often the case that public bodies, such as the Probation Service, Prison or Ministry of Justice, act unlawfully when making decisions such as those regarding contact with children or transfers between establishments. We are also able to offer advice and assistance in judicially reviewing such decisions.
‘As part of Swain and Co’s partnership with the Greater Manchester Law Centre, we are pleased to offer a drop in clinic where family members of prisoners can seek free initial advice on such issues. The dates of these clinics will be advertised through the Greater Manchester Law Centre website and Facebook page.
We look forward to assisting you and your loved ones through what is an undoubtedly difficult time’
The first drop in session will begin on Monday 13th February 2017 1-3 pm.