Legal 500, 2017 edition has been released and we are thrilled to be ranked in it for the 5th year running.
Our Prison and Public Law team provides a first class service including handing sentence appeals, matters pertaining to prison assaults and mental health issues. We were delighted with the wording:
"Swain & Co Solicitors’ team has strong expertise in prison law, including handling sentence appeals, matters pertaining to prison assaults and mental health issues, and ‘has a diligent and committed department that strives to help prisoners where others would turn their backs’, and is a key name for public law advice. ‘Tenacious lawyer’ Dean Kingham, who ‘is very dedicated to his clients and always looking to push the envelope’, is the head of the firm’s prison, crime and public law team. He is currently leading a challenge to the Secretary of State for Justice’s policy on category A oral hearings, and is handling a challenge to the statutory construction within the Drug Traffickers Act. Liverpool-based Sara-Jayne Pritt, who ‘has ground-breaking decisions on her résumé’, and solicitor Sarah Blake, who acted for a category A prisoner denied an oral hearing by the parole board, are also noted." (Source: Legal 500 website)
Swain & Co Solicitors, Prison and Public Law team are a committed department that stands along with prisoners to seek justice.
Head of Prison, Crime and Public Law department, Dean Kingham is well known character in the field and has been serving clients for over a decade.
“It's always incredibly humbling to be recognised for the work we do and the wording is superb. I am delighted for committed members of the team who have been mentioned. Our ethos is to think outside the box and always advance the rights of prisoners. We look to take challenges that advance the areas of law hence the above comments. Now is a really challenging time for prisoners given the volatility in the estate, unrest and Brexit. The fight goes on."
It has been a great achievement for all Swain & Co colleagues and would like to take this opportunity to thank our Prison Law team for their hard work on this achievement.
Well done to Swain & Co Prison, Crime and Public Law team!