31.10.12 Serving Foreign National Prisoners, Recent Legal Developments

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London. WC1N 2LS

Date: 31st October 2012        Time: 6.30pm to 8pm    1.5 CPD Points

Speakers: Hamish Arnott (Partner, Bhatt Murphy Solicitors), Laura Dubinsky (Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers) , Steve Bravery (Consultant, Carrington Solicitors)

14% of the UK prison population now consists of foreign national prisoners.  It is critical for both prison and immigration solicitors to be familiar with legal issues affecting serving foreign national prisoners.

This seminar addresses recent important legal changes affecting the way in which foreign national prisoners may be removed from the UK and their eligibility for early release into the community in the UK.

  • No-consent repatriation (repatriation to serve the rest of the sentence in the home state without the prisoner’s consent) under EU Framework Decision 2008/909/ JHA, which came into force on 5 December 2011;
  • The Tariff Expired Removal Scheme (TERS) brought into force on 1 May 2012 by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which now permits the expulsion from the UK of foreign national prisoners serving indeterminate sentences without reference to the Parole Board;
  • Changes to the policy concerning FNP eligibility for Home Detention Curfew (HDC),  in PSI 52/2011 which, since 18 November 2011, makes it very difficult for FNPs to obtain early release.

Two of the seminar speakers (Hamish Arnott and Laura Dubinsky) are authors of Foreign National Prisoners, Law and Practice (Legal Action Group 2012)

This seminar is suitable for prison and immigration solicitors representing foreign national prisoners.

Level: intermediate.

This Seminar is just £35 to Members of the APL and ILPA and £55 to non-members.

Places are limited so early booking is advised

A flyer for the event is available here.

A Booking form for this event is available here.