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...

October 18, 2017

This paper is not a formal submission of evidence to the Justice Select Committee. The Committee has not called for evidence for the Work of the Parole Board session.


This paper has been prepared in advance of the Justice Select Committee’s evidence session...

Less than a year ago, a popular newspaper described the country’s most senior judges as enemies of the people. The Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, failed miserably to defend those judges, ignoring her constitutional role in deference to her political allegiances.

Her succe...

September 14, 2017

The release of IPP prisoner James Ward was widely reported today. In another part of the country, one of my IPP clients was also released today. He has also served over eleven years, nine years longer than the minimum term which was imposed by the Judge who sentenced h...

July 13, 2017

I doubt I would have been out from an IPP or for this long and with testing offender managers if it wasn't for Kush.

As well as being a genuinely nice person, he is professional, reliable and talks to you like you're a person and involved. 

July 3, 2017

My partner is an IPP. He's very far over his tariff (9 years) and considered himself stuck in the system. He grew despondent, as did I, and things were getting desperate for us both...

Andrew came along and everything changed. We worked closely together, in fact I drove...

May 23, 2017


Lisa Burton and Andrew Sperling were invited to attend the Lifer Day at HMP Coldingley to speak to a large audience of prisoners about the help and support legal representatives can provide.

They answered questions from individual prisoners about the parole process, le...

April 10, 2017

I was a serving IPP prisoner and could not see nay lights at the end of the tunnel.

One day I was looking through Inside Time to find a firm to represent me. Though I heard many good reviews, the real diamond in the ruff was being represented by a cool Ms Lisa Burton.


January 3, 2017

As 2016 drew to a close, a forward-looking event took place in Manchester. Nick Hardwick, the Chairman of the Parole Board, joined a panel of speakers for Great Expectations - Parole in 2016 and Beyond, an event reflecting on the parole system and the future of the Par...

December 6, 2016

I am writing this letter of recommendation for the legal services provided to my fiancé for his parole hearing by Lisa Burton. He is currently two years over tariff of an IPP sentence.
My partner had had three parole deferrals, all due to incorrect paper work, a...

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