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December 3, 2019

SL5 Legal's director, Andrew Sperling, was interviewed by Eddie Mair on LBC Radio on 2 December following the London Bridge tragedy.

Andrew discussed the political response to the incident, the views expressed by the families of the victims, and whether or not the right...

June 18, 2019

SL5 director, Andrew Sperling, was interviewed by Eddie Mair on LBC Radio on Wednesday 12 June 2019.  

The interview centred upon an article written by Boris Johnson in the Daily Telegraph about release on temporary licence and parole. 

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June 18, 2019

The impact of the IPP sentence (imprisonment for public protection) is particularly harsh for Irish prisoners. Irish IPP prisoners do not have the chance to benefit from the Tariff Expired Removal Scheme (TERS) because Irish prisoners are not generally subject to depor...

May 27, 2019

Andrew Sperling on why the Conservative leadership contender’s “cheap attempt to whip up hatred’ on a prisoner’s temporary release – a case he will know nothing about – is dangerous.

One of the few pleasures of working in the criminal justice system is that it has been,...

May 20, 2019

Ian Clewlow of SL5 Legal was interviewed by Channel 4 News on 16 May 2019. He was commenting on the decision to reverse Chris Grayling’s disastrous privatisation of the Probation Service.

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March 1, 2019

Let’s say you are a prisoner who has been convicted of sexual offences. You have done all that you can to change your behaviour. You are waiting for a Parole Board Review.

You find out that there is a 33% chance that your risk assessment was wrong or incomplete; that in...

March 1, 2019

The Ministry of Justice has announced that there will be a new review process to challenge Parole Board decisions termed the Reconsideration Mechanism. This is a worrying development for prisoners serving indeterminate and extended sentences. When it comes into effect...

January 31, 2019

Solicitor Andrew Sperling explains what to do if the Parole Board unlawfully delays giving you your Parole Answer (even if you’ve already had it!)

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December 18, 2018

We send a regular newsletter to our clients in custody who cannot access social media. This is the Winter 2018 edition.

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November 27, 2018

Goldsmiths Forensic Psychology Unit in association with SL5 Legal and Red Lion Chambers hosted a unique, multidisciplinary event on Thursday 8 November 2018 at Goldsmiths University, London which brought together practitioners with expertise across the criminal justice...

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