Laura Janes is a solicitor with higher rights in the civil courts. Laura has developed an expertise in advising and representing children and young people in penal detention in relation to prison law, public law and criminal appeal matters. She was named lawyer to watch by the Guardian in 2012. Laura represents the Howard League for Penal Reform on the executive committee of the Association of Prison Lawyers. She has a professional doctorate in Youth Justice. She is also Chair of Legal Action Group.