Paul Nicholls QC and Claire Darwin appear in High Court in relation to the walkout by prison officers at HMP Liverpool


Paul Nicholls QC and Claire Darwin were instructed by the Secretary of State for Justice at short notice today to apply for an injunction to restrain the Prison Officers’ Association from calling industrial action by prison officers in Liverpool. Following the application, the union agreed to call off the action but were required to pay the Secretary of State’s costs.

Further information about the background to the walkout is available online here and here.