Post Conviction & Human Rights

Post Conviction & Human Rights

At Kirwans, our Post-Conviction team successfully pursue a wide range of post-conviction legal issues on behalf of those convicted of an offence and their families.

With Kirwans you have access to expert advice and representation on sentence planning and progression for prisoners, detailed parole applications, vigorous representation of indeterminate sentenced prisoners and advocacy before the Parole Board to secure the release of those in custody.

We also undertake a range of claims against public bodies, including the Prison and Probation Service, for unlawful actions such as disproportionate and unnecessary license conditions, restrictions on movement and access to children.

Our work includes appeals against conviction and sentence including out of time appeals and appeals against civil orders such as Sexual Offender Prevention orders.

With a team led by well-respected and experienced senior solicitor, Kristen Bender, you know you have the expertise you need to guide you through your legal journey.

Kristen appears regularly before the Parole Board as an Advocate and has been recognised in Chambers and Partners for a number of a years as "tenacious and successful" whilst practical and result oriented.

At Kirwans, we recognise the struggles and uncertainty families can face whilst a loved one is in custody, which is why with Kirwans, you have a dedicated team of committed legal representatives who are empathetic to prisoners and their families.

Concerned about legal fees? Legal aid remains available for many areas of Post-Conviction law, but if your legal issue is not within scope of the legal aid contract, or you do not qualify for legal aid, we are happy to discuss reasonable fee arrangements and to have an informal chat about your case.

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