Court of Appeal allows Prison Law Legal Aid Challenge to Proceed

The Court of Appeal has today granted permission to appeal in the challenge to the prison law legal aid cuts being brought by two specialist charities, the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prisoners' Advice Service. Permission to proceed with a judicial review was refused by the High Court earlier this year but this decision will now be reconsidered by the Court of Appeal.

 

The challenges concern the decision to cut most aspects of prison law from legal aid funding, including cases involving mother and baby units, all resettlement and sentence planning cases and some parole board hearings.

 

The two charities are represented by Alex Gask and Martha Spurrier, led by Phillippa Kaufmann QC.  Their instructing solicitor is Simon Creighton at Bhatt Murphy.

 

Read more here.

 

« Back to listing

About cookies on our website

Following a revised EU directive on website cookies, each company based, or doing business, in the EU is required to notify users about the cookies used on their website.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the site and to allow the use of specific functionality like social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but as a result parts of the site may not work as intended.

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our Which cookies we use page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)