28th September 2017 APL Annual Conference – Representing Prisoners in a Time of Crisis

Matrix Chambers, Griffin Building, Grays Inn, LONDON. WC1R 5LN



The APL recognises the difficulties for practitioners representing prisoners in a time of unprecedented crisis combined with legal aid cuts, ever stringent compliance requirements and fast paced developments in the law in this challenging area.


The conference has been designed by the APL with this in mind and includes:

  • A keynote session on the Parole Board with the Chairman, Professor Nick Hardwick
  • Update on funding, compliance, parole board rules, PSIs and key case law by Simon Creighton, Hamish Arnott and Laura Janes
  • Segregation and the creation of small specialist units by Daniel Guedalla, who represented the claimants in the landmark Supreme Court case, Bourgass on updates and what to look out for if your client is segregated or placed in these units
  • Discrimination and community care for prisoners led by Nick Armstrong and Benjamin Burrows
  • Sex offender treatment programme update and next steps by psychologists, including Dr.Ruth Tully.

Places are limited so please book early. Lunch will be provided.


APL Members Booking Page

Non APL Members Booking Page