Legal Advice Regarding Coronavirus Offences

The current Coronavirus pandemic has presented all of us with unprecedented challenges, especially whilst under lockdown. As a direct response, emergency legislation has been passed to ensure compliance with new… Read more

Autism and Vulnerable Client Specialist Advocacy

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which encompasses Asperger’s Syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Autism is also a spectrum condition meaning that the level of impairment ranges from being… Read more

Better Case Management

New rules and guidance have been published (for both Magistrates and Crown Court cases) Everyone must adhere to these rules. The Transforming Summary Justice and Better Case Management initiatives are… Read more

What is Neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity (ND) refers to neurological variations in the way the human brain functions. Neurodivergent people may have received a medical diagnosis of autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, Tourette Syndrome, Acquired… Read more

What happens if I am recalled to prison?

If you have been recalled to prison following a breach of your licence conditions, the Public Defender Service (PDS) may be able to help. The Public Protection Casework Section at… Read more

POCA Section 22

There has been a significant rise across the UK in applications pursuant to section 22 Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). This section of POCA allows the Prosecution to ask the… Read more

Prison Law

Having recently joined the Public Defender Service, I am very pleased to announce I will be working alongside colleagues in our other offices now providing prison law advice/advocacy in the… Read more