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Category Archives: Prison Law Success Stories

Dean secures direct release for IPP prisoner

Dean recently represented our client, an IPP prisoner serving a tariff of 2 years. He had previous convictions for 120 offences including a large number of violence. He had led a life of crime whereby prison had become a revolving door for him. Whilst in prison he completed a number of offending behaviour programmes and had…
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Direct release of Lifer returned from open conditions for a number of Issues

Dean recently successfully argued for the direct release of an IPP prisoner serving for two offences of GBH with intent. He had progressed to open conditions but was returned to closed conditions due to three significant failings: (1) The repeated breach of requirements relating to his contact with his children, who were at the time…
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Client maintaining innocence of murder paroled.

We argued to the panel that maintaining innocence was no barrier to release and that in actual fact it did not and does not serve to increase risk. We additionally argued that having completed a significant amount of offending behaviour work and been thoroughly tested he could be safely released. The panel agreed and has…
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IPP Sentence Quashed leads to Client’s release from Prison

Dean was in the Court of Appeal with Counsel David Rhodes of Doughty Street Chambers to argue that our client had wrongly been given an IPP sentence. The Court led by Lord Justice Fulford accepted the ground of appeal advanced and quashed the IPP sentence. They substituted it for an Extended Sentence, which meant our client was…
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Why Dean Kingham should be hired?

Dean recently represented a Category A Client and this is how the client explains Dean. “Dean has acted for me on several points regarding my Category A Status and has been a great help. He is efficient and knowledgeable and it is a great pity that public funding for most prison related case is to…
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Release in cold case review case.

Dean represented a client who was arrested for a sexual offence committed some 20 years previously. He was later convicted, sentenced and was before the Parole Board whom were considering to release him at his parole eligibility date, in essence early release. His Probation Officer did not support release on the basis that the client…
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Why do you need Dean representing you before the Parole Board?

Dean, appeared before the Parole Board for a category B client detained in the Dangerous and Severe Personality Unit at a maximum security prison. Our client has Asperger’s syndrome. He is serving a double life sentence one of which was committed whilst in prison due to not being able to cope in a mainstream prison. He…
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Dean gives long-term lifer who has served 39 years a wonderful Christmas

Just before Christmas, Dean represented a lifer whom had served 39 years and was significantly past his tariff and successfully argued for his progressive move to open conditions. Our client maintains his innocence of murder. His Probation Officer whom had never met him opposed his release.  She has only spoken to him by video link twice…
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Client allowed home rather than to Approved Premises

Dean has recently successfully secured the release of a client to his home address rather than being required to reside in Approved Premises for a minimum of 3 months. The client serving an extended sentence had been in open conditions for a period of roughly 2 years. He was serving his sentence for violence and…
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