PDS Solicitors

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 North East from my base in Darlington.

I am passionate about prison law. I commenced my legal career in 2003 as a Prison Law Secretary before quickly being promoted to Legal Clerk and shortly after that Prison Law Supervisor. I find prison law interesting and rewarding.  There is a strong link between criminal law and prison law, so my knowledge of both ensures I provide an excellent service to clients.

Across the PDS, we can assist with parole, recall reviews, lifer hearings, minimum term representation, adjudications, Category A reviews and sentence calculation.

Prison Law is funded under the Criminal Defence Service which provides publicly funded assistance where a matter is deemed to have sufficient merits and benefits to an individual who does not have significant private funds of their own.

Prison law can be a stressful time for clients and family members. We do all we can to help.

Lisa Carney