GCN are pleased to host a meeting of the Association of Prison Lawyers (APL) next week to discuss the new prison reform Inquiry.

Date: Monday 26th September 2016 – 1pm to 3pm
Venue: Garden Court North Chambers. 3rd Floor, Blackfriars House, Parsonage, Manchester. M3 2JA
Cost: FREE

To attend this event and reserve your space please email administrator@associationofprisonlawyers.co.uk.

APL Members and non-members are invited to an informal discussion to assist in formulating a response to the Justice Committee’s Prison Reform Enquiry. Written submissions will be accepted up to 30th September 2016 and we would welcome and value your views and opinions.

Chaired by Andrew Sperling SL5.

Guest Speakers to include: Vijay Jagadesham and Matt Stanbury of Garden Court North Chambers.

JSC: Scope of the inquiry:

“On the assumption that, as indicated by the new Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, there will be no substantial change to the ambitious programme of reforms to prisons already announced—including the £1.3bn estate modernisation programme, the creation of reform prisons to give prison governors greater autonomy, and the implementation of Dame Sally Coates’ education review—the Committee launches an inquiry on Prison Reform.

As details of the reforms are still emerging, we pose high-level questions in our inquiry’s terms of reference. In doing so we wish to seek overall views initially which will be followed up in greater detail with a series of sub-inquiries following the publication of the White Paper expected in October 2016.”

A list of topics that the Justice Committee welcomes written evidence on can be read here.

This event is organised in conjunction with SL5 & Garden Court North Chambers.