Prison Law Solicitors

Cartwright King is committed to providing the most robust and comprehensive Prison Law advice to both new and existing clients. Our prison law solicitors can assist wherever you are based and provide legal aid where available.

Free initial telephone consultation

To discuss your query, funding and the options available to you, please call our prison law enquiry line on 0808 168 5550. Alternatively you can email us on and we’ll call you back.

What we can help with:

Legal Aid


  • Adjudications before the Governor under Tarrant rules
  • Advice on your OASys report /sentence plan
  • Appeal Licence Conditions
  • Guittard Applications
  • HDC Applications & HDC Appeals
  • Pre-tariff Review
  • Prison Transfer
  • Prison visit appeals
  • Re-categorisation for A-B, B-C & C-D and appealing refused requests.
  • ROTL- Release on Temporary Licence Applications and Appeals
  • Sentence Planning Issues
  • Treatment pathways and advice on PDs, DSPDs, TCs & PIPES

Our service

At Cartwright King, we see Prison Law advice as an integral part of the overall service that we provide to all of our clients who find themselves in the Criminal Courts. We certainly will not abandon anyone once a sentence is passed, as our clients’ continued rights are of paramount importance to us. We realise this is not the case with every firm conducting Criminal Defence work, which is why we are always glad to receive instructions from clients who were not originally represented by Cartwright King.


It has been well reported that the Government has now greatly restricted the areas of advice which we can provide under the Legal Aid Scheme. However, as we see Prison Law advice as so important, we are always willing to discuss representing clients on any matter under a private fee arrangement. Please call us to see what Legal Aid is available for or for a no obligation quote.

How to make contact

So if you are in custody, or are a friend or family member of someone who is, please contact us on 0808168 5550 and we will ensure that you receive the advice you need. Alternatively, please email and we’ll get back to you.

Matthew Aldwinckle heads up our Prison Law team. The credentials of our team can be seen from viewing a sample of their personal case histories on their profiles.

Cartwright King provides advice across the country from our network of offices in London, Birmingham, Bedford, Bolton, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Gateshead, Northampton, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield and Wellingborough.

For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

You can always call us on 0808 168 5550 or email us on


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