Arnot Manderson Annual Conference 2018
Prison Law – A Developing Story
Friday, 23rd March 2018: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel,
19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD
In Haney v Secretary of State for Justice, the Supreme Court recognised the existence of a duty on the state to provide a reasonable opportunity for life prisoners to rehabilitate themselves.
A good many cases have followed in Scotland and England, with the boundaries of the duty being considered in the Supreme Court in Brown v Scottish Ministers in 2017. However progression is only one area in which civil law claims have been used to protect the rights of those in prison, and there is now a rich case-law in Scotland and England as well as in Europe and Internationally.
This conference will provide a comprehensive review of recent developments.
This event will be of interest both to public law practitioners and to practitioners working mainly in criminal law whose clients may contact them with concerns which might be addressed by civil law remedies.
The event will be chaired by Gavin Dewar, Advocate and will feature talks and updates from stable members including:
Kenneth Campbell QC on “Conditions and Progression: where has the law got to?”
Paul Harvey, Advocate on “Thirty Five Years of Raymond v Honey: The English Experience”
Simon Crabb, Advocate on “International perspectives on the right to rehabilitation”
Confirmed guest speakers are Gordon Bruce, Deputy Governor, HMP Shotts, David Strang, HMP Inspectorate and James Smith, solicitor, McGreevey & Co.
Lunch will be provided and the conference will be followed by a drinks reception. The conference has been approved by the Faculty of Advocates for 4 hours of CPD.
The cost of the conference per delegate is just £60, i.e. £50 plus VAT and firms or organisations booking two places will be entitled to a third delegate place free of charge.
In order to reserve a place at this Conference please call the stable on 0131 260 5817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.