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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… Read More

Swain & Co featured in Legal 500 once again this year.

The 2016 edition of Legal 500 has today been released and we are delighted to announce we are in it again for the 4th year running. It is always a pleasure and honour to be listed in Legal 500 as it evidences we are at the forefront of protecting civil liberties and advancing public law… Read More

The Fostering Network calls for long-term fostering to be equal to adoption and SGO’s in new legislation

Recently a new Children and Social Work Bill has been put forward in Parliament.  However, the Fostering Network has concerns that, under the proposed bill, adoption and special guardianship orders are given preference when looking at permanence options for children in care. The particular clause in question is clause 8 which seeks to expand the… Read More

A letter from the House of Commons!

We were very pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from the House of Commons this morning from Alan Mak MP congratulating us on our Lexcel Audit result. Lexcel is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms. All of our offices were audited and we achieved 100% compliance with the rigorous standards of Lexcel for… Read More

Victims urged to use new coercive control laws

Despite coercive control recently becoming a criminal offence in England and Wales, latest police data shows that only 3 forces – Kent, Hertfordshire and Norfolk, have 10 or more prosecutions under this offence between December 2015 and June 2016.  This information was revealed under the Freedom of Information Act following a request from Simpson Millar… Read More

Swain & Co are taking part in the Chichester Legal walk 2016

On Tuesday 13th of September 2016, Swain & Co will be taking part in the 10km Chichester Legal Walk. This is the 3rd year running that we will be taking part in this walk to support Havant and Central & South Sussex Citizens’ advice Bureaux and Sussex Legal Services. The Chichester Legal Walk is a… Read More