Prison Law

"The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

1MCB has always had at its heart a strong ethos of fearlessly protecting people’s rights. We passionately believe that it is particularly important to challenge the decisions of authority when those decisions unlawfully or unfairly infringe the rights of those who have been deprived of their liberty. Recognised by Legal 500 (2014) for its "niche expertise", the prison law team is a growing team in Chambers.  Its members provide first-class representation at all levels, from adjudication and Parole Board hearings, to judicial review challenges.

Members of the team also have expertise in other fields, including crime, immigration, public law and mental health enabling them to provide clients with well-rounded advice and representation.