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Legal services that are provided by SL5 are, unless stated to the contrary, provided under the regulatory umbrella of Tuckers Solicitors LLP.  

Tuckers Solicitors LLP is a limited liability partnership authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No.592449) and registered in England & Wales (Registered No. OC382272).

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NEWS HUB

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!)

Click to download as a PDF.

Click here to view full Jan 2019 issue of Converse News.

Click here to visit www.prisons.org.uk.

May 25, 2018

Members of the public will be able to request summaries of Parole Board decisions made after 22nd May 2018. Here is a quick guide:


1. Who is entitled to a summary of the decision?


A victim can request a summary of a Parole Board decision letter.  A “victim” is defined...

March 20, 2018

Andrew Sperling, spoke to LBC Radio on Wednesday 14 March 2018 about recent developments in the Worboys case.

Victims are bringing a claim of judicial review against the Parole Board, arguing that its decision was 'irrational'.

You can listen to the segment b...

January 22, 2018

Andrew Sperling was invited along with Zac Goldsmith to talk on LBC radio on 20 January 2018 to discuss the decision made by the Secretary of State for Justice not to pursue a judicial review of the decision made by the Parole Board in the Worboys case.

You can lis...

January 6, 2018

Yesterday, SL5's Andrew Sperling was asked to appear on Channel 4 News alongside Phillippa Kaufmann QC to discuss the Parole Board's decision to release John Worboys.

You can watch the full segment by clicking here.

Click here to read SL5's blog about the parole process,...

John Worboys’ release has led to some immediate and eminently understandable anger from commentators across the media spectrum.  

The release of prisoners serving sentences for sexual offences is a very sensitive subject.

Knee-jerk commentaries are best avoided...

November 29, 2017

Still waiting for guidance from MoJ and Parole Board

The fourth Lord Chancellor in four years, David Lidington, has withdrawn an appeal to the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal’s ruling that several cuts to legal aid for prisoners were unlawful.  It has taken ov...

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.

Introduction


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

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...

July 28, 2016

There is a point when momentum becomes irresistible.

When I listened to Nick Hardwick speaking about IPP prisoners at the Great Expectations event last week, it struck me that we may finally have reached that point for IPP prisoners.

 
The ‘IPP problem’ has been calling...

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