Prison Law Seminar: “Creative Use of Legal Instruments: Current Prison Law Developments in England and Wales.”

Irish Penal Reform Trust

Prison Law Seminar: “Creative Use of Legal Instruments: Current Prison Law Developments in England and Wales.”

The 8th in our series of Prison Law Seminars, co-hosted with the DSBA and the ICBA, will take place @ 5.30pm on Thurs 8th December, 2011 at the Distillery Building, Church St, Dublin 7

The seminar will be presented by Caoilfhionn Gallagher BL, leading prison law practitioner with Doughty Street Chambers in London. Caoilfhionn is a human rights and civil liberties specialist, and has particular expertise in prison law and community care for children and vulnerable adults. She is a co-author of the best-selling Oxford University Press textbook on the Human Rights Act, Blackstone’s Guide to the Human Rights Act (4th ed, 2007; 5th ed, forthcoming), and she has been appointed as a Council of Europe expert on Articles 10 and 11 ECHR.

Among her recent cases have included representing survivors and families of victims at the 7/7 inquests, as well a wide range of prison-related judicial reviews on matters relating to children leaving custody, parole decisions, healthcare and disability, separation of mother and baby, challenges to sentence miscalculations, challenges to revocation of licences and recalls to custody, and matters arising in privately run/ ‘contracted out’ prisons.  Caoilfhionn also regularly represents lifers, IPPs (indeterminate sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection) and recalled prisoners before the Parole Board, and prisoners wishing to transfer jurisdiction, including many UK-based Irish prisoners who wish to serve the remainder of their sentences in Ireland.  She has also given expert evidence to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on electronic tagging.

This seminar qualifies for CPD Points (1.5hours).

Fee for the event is;              €20 per person  (€10 for Students) / FREE for members of IPRT and former prisoners/families – and you can register for the event here

Alternatively, you can contact us on 01 874 1400 or info@iprt.ie

This Prison Law Seminar will be followed by a social event  –  details of which to follow!


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