Training on Non-Disclosure Applications Before The Parole Board

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2012

Time: 14:00 to 17:00

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Russell A'Court, Terry McCarthy, Simon Creighton, Ilid Davies

CPD: 3 Points

Fee: Free

This free seminar to be held at Doughty Street Chambers, London is to generate discussion as to the correct approach to Applications for Non-Disclosure within Parole Board reviews.


Panel members include:

  • Russell A'Court; Public Protection & Casework Section Manager
  • Terry McCarthy; Public Protection & Casework Section
  • Phillippa Kaufmann QC; Barrister Doughty Street Chambers
  • Simon Creighton; Solicitor Bhatt Murphy
  • Ilid Davies; London Probation Trust
  • Representative of the Parole Board (TBC)

Topics Covered will include:

  • What are NDA's and why are they used?
  • The Process for managing NDA's
  • Code of Practice and the "Test" of NDA's
  • Perspectives of, Prisoners, Solicitors and the Parole Board in NDA's
  • Late NDA's and the implications for Parole Applications
  • Appeals process for Prisoners where NDA's have succeeded
  • Role of "Special Advocates" with NDA's
  • Inappropriate Use of NDA's
  • Role & Influence of Victim Liaison and relevant guidance
  • The Role of NOMS/MOJ and relevant probation circulars
  • The volume of Applications and the practical impact of NDA's in the parole process
  • Relationships between the Public Protection Casework Section, Prisoners, Solicitors and the Parole Board in NDA's

PLEASE NOTE: This Seminar is limited to Members of the Association of Prison Lawyers, Parole Board Members and Staff, Public Protection Casework Section Staff and Probation Staff and is FREE of charge.

To book a place at this event please download your booking form here.

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