Legal aid

The Government has made changes to what we can do for you with Legal Aid for Prison Law.

Despite these changes which came in on 2nd December 2013, we will still be there to help you.

Legal Aid is available for advice on:

  • Sentence calculation
  • End of tariff Parole Reviews
  • Adjudications
  • Recall Hearings in front of the Parole Board
  • Appeals on sentence
  • Judicial review

Unfortunately there is no longer Legal Aid to help you with Recategorisation, problems with sentence progression or pre-tariff reviews, but we may be able to help on a private basis.

You will receive honest and frank advice on the prospects of success in your case and we will work to help you to work constructively through your sentence.

If we are unable to assist you with the problem that you have, we will always endeavour to point you in the right direction or, refer you on to someone who can help.

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

Mark Hopwell - Head of Department
Meet the team

•Birmingham 0121 270 1988 
•Derby 01332 614 737 
•Leicester 0116 261 6285
•Nottingham 0115 852 6472 
•Sheffield 0114 321 1000


You can always call us on 0845 894 1622 or email on


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