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Category Archives: Prison Law

Wrongly imprisoned and the scandal of no compensation

Wrongly imprisoned and the scandal of no compensation Recently the Supreme Court ruled that those whom have had their convictions quashed are not entitled to compensation for having lost years of their lives having been wrongly imprisoned. The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Police Act 2014 provided a compensation scheme for those wrongly imprisoned. Any individual…
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Drill music

Drill music In December two drill artists performed their song Attempted 1.0 at a gig, as a result of this they breached a court injunction and received a 9 month suspended sentence. Drill is a form of rap that has found a home in South London. The authorities link drill to violence and particularly gang…
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Pepper Spray for Prison Officers

Pepper Spray for Prison Officers Yasmin Karabasic, of our prison and public law team, with a keen passion in Human Rights and Justice has reviewed the recent announcement that prison officers will be given PAVA aka pepper spray. This synthetic pepper spray temporality incapacitates those who it is sprayed upon. In October this year, the…
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Swain & Co Solicitors – Helping great causes

Our clients are the centre of what we do. We try to help as much as possible. It is why we act purely for individuals. It’s an important choice and statement of Swain & Co Solicitors. It means we can give each client the time and attention they need. We care about you and what…
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Swain & Co Solicitors continues to be at the top of its game

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’…
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Government must act to stop Humanitarian Prison Crisis

Dean Kingham provides his insight on the Riots at the Mount. He says the Government MUST act to stop a Humanitarian Prison Crisis. "The Government are failing the public in respect of prisons. Not a week goes by without a damning report from the Prison Inspectorate or IMB being released. Currently, almost daily we are…
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