20.02.12 – MPLPG Meeting

Organised by Garden Court North Chambers in association with the Association of Prison Lawyers. 

Manchester Prison Law Practitioners Group (MPLPG) meeting in Leeds on Monday 20th February 2012. 

Limited places still remaining so please contact Helen Ray at hray@gcnchambers.co.uk to reserve a place.


Date:             Monday 20th February 2012
Venue:          Leeds Law Society, 1 Albion Place, Leeds, LS1 6JL (short walk from Leeds rail station) map.
Time:             5.15pm for a 5.30pm for a prompt start (meeting will last 1 hour)
CPD:              1 hour CPD

Discussion Topic: Equality Act, discrimination and prisoner’s rights (this is a re-run of the same topic held in Manchester in December 2011).

Guest speaker: Louise Curtis from the Equality Human Rights Commission.  This meeting will be chaired by Matthew Stanbury of GCN.  

Louise will provide an overview of discrimination issues facing prisoners, including areas ripe for challenge and any relevant caselaw.  Cases to be considered include issues such as religious discrimination (Bashir) and the unlawful distance learning policy at HMP Wakefield.  We will also invite contributions from practitioners experienced in obtaining funding for these sorts of cases and discuss tactics in this respect.