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Month: April 2020

Howard League and Prison Reform Trust issue government with letter before action over its response to coronavirus in prisons

The two leading prison reform groups in the country have sent a formal letter before claim to the Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, over the government’s failure to respond effectively to the coronavirus pandemic in prisons. The letter, from lawyers acting for the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Prison Reform Trust, […]

Richard Hermer QC featured as Lawyer of the Week in The Times

Richard Hermer QC is The Times Lawyer of the Week this week for his work acting for Maha Elgizouli, the mother of one of the Isis ‘Beatles’ in the Supreme Court. The significant judgment saw a seven-judge panel unanimously rule that the Home Secretary unlawfully breached the Data Protection Act 2018 by authorising the transfer […]