Prison Law Solicitors

As specialists in this area of law, CM Solicitors has expert experience in lifer cases and long-term sentences. Our prison law solicitors will issue court proceedings, if necessary, on your behalf in order to protect your rights and ensure you are being treated fairly. The team will work tirelessly to make certain that you receive the best outcome possible.

Prisoners’ Rights

Prisoners’ rights are governed by the Prison Act 1952. CM Solicitors work with both prisoners and their families to provide support and advice on a variety of aspects. Our prison law team endeavor to solve any issues you may be facing through liaising with the prison and its officers however, if these cannot be resolved, we will represent you in taking the matter to court.
Our prisoners’ rights and prison law solicitors can advise and assist you with the following:


Oral hearing update

We can confirm that CM Solicitors have been successful in having a number of lifer and IPP clients released straight from closed prison among a growing trend  for prisoners to progress through the prison service via category D conditions and then released.

In many cases, it can be argued that there is more benefit to the prisoner being released on licence to complete further offending behaviour work, rather than being transferred to open conditions.

If you or your partner require our representations at such hearings or would like to discuss your case please feel free to contact us via email or phone.

Specialist Prison Law Solicitors

This area of the law is extremely complex and it is essential that you appoint a specialist prison law solicitor to guide you through the prison process and protect you and your family. No matter the stage of your case, CM  Solicitors can provide counsel and expert knowledge and we can explore legal aid options on your behalf.


For a no-obligation discussion about your case please contact Joanne Davidson, Head of our Prison Law department on 0800 1444 111, or email her at Alternatively, please complete our online form and one of our Prisons solicitors will be in touch with you within 24 hours.