Courtesy of Garden Court Chambers: Coronavirus, Bail and Custody Time Limits

We are grateful to our colleagues at Garden Court Chambers for drafting this protocol for protecting the rights and lives of prisoners and their families, which we fully endorse. It is an essential read for anyone with clients in custody at the present time. Please circulate to all of your professional contacts working in the criminal justice sector.

Coronavirus, Bail and Custody Time Limits – Protocol for Protecting the Rights and Lives of Remanded Prisoners and Their Families

This document is intended to draw your attention to the serious risks to life that prisoners face during the Covid 19 crisis and to suggest ways to reduce them. It is not intended to be a definitive statement of what needs to be done. You may have other ideas which are equally or more valid. What is certain is that action needs to be taken if lives are to be saved.

Courtesy of Lucie Wibberley, Victoria Meads, Patrick Roche and Keir Monteith QC of Garden Court Chambers.

Share this

Chambers news

Chambers news

Category A Oral Hearing Refusal Quashed

In R (Smith) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2712 (Admin) the Administrative Court (Calver J) quashed a decision by the Director of Long-Term...

Chambers news

OUT-LINES Webinar on the ‘Crime of Crimes’: Personal and Legal Reflections on Genocide

Our OUT-LINES series in international law, with Manchester University and Accountability Unit, begins on 4 Nov exploring the personal and legal contours of genocide.

Chambers news

Manchester Arena families urge the Chair of the Public Inquiry to rethink the approach to Security Services’ evidence

Pete Weatherby QC, on behalf of 7 families bereaved by the Manchester Arena atrocity, expressed grave misgivings about the obsessive secrecy surrounding evidence involving the...

Sign up to our mailing list

Our mailing list is dedicated to professionals with an interest in our work.

Sign up