Legal Advice for Adjudication Hearings in Prison
Our Adjudications Solicitors offer specialist legal advice and support to anyone going through the prison adjudications process.
If found guilty during the adjudications process, prisoners may be punished with an additional 42 days on their sentence. Our team of prison law specialists work closely with anyone accused of breaking prison rules to ensure they receive a fair hearing and are not unfairly penalised.
If you or a loved one have been accused of breaching prison rules and are at risk of being put towards and Independent Adjudicator, our team of Adjudications Solicitors are here to help. Simply call us on +44 (0)161 452 7679 or click here to request a call back.
What is an adjudication?
An adjudication is a hearing held within a prison following allegations that a prisoner has broken prison rules.
Adjudication hearings can be heard in front of both a Prison Governor or a District Judge, depending on the severity of the accusation. In some cases, information regarding the offence will also be passed on to the police.
Adjudication hearings differ slightly depending on whether they are held in front of the Prison Governor or District Judge. Although you are always entitled to seek legal advice before your hearing commences fully, your solicitor will only be allowed to be present if your hearing is in front of the Judge. However, advice and assistance can still be provided before the adjudication in cases where the hearing is being held by the Governor.
How we can help
Regardless of where your hearing is held, our Adjudication Solicitors are available to provide specialist support to all prisoners requiring adjudication.
Our lawyers will ensure that all procedures have been followed correctly and discuss your defence against the charges, giving you the confidence of knowing the process is not unfairly completed and you have the best possible chance of making effective arguments.
If your adjudication is being held before the Prison Governor, we can help draft a thorough defence for you to use during the process. Otherwise, we will attend your hearing and represent you as we would in court.
Whatever the scenario, you can be confident you are acting under the best advice possible.
With Draycott Browne, one of the leading Criminal Defence Law Firms in the country, you can be sure that you have a legal team who is truly on your side. We understand the need for understanding and empathy whatever your situation and you will be treated with the utmost respect. We pride ourselves on the commitment and dedication that we show to our clients so that you can be certain that the highest level of work is being done on your behalf. We are a highly skilled and professional team but are also friendly and approachable, and will strive to put you at your ease with our clear and straightforward approach. You deserve a criminal defence legal team of the highest quality on your side and you can be certain that you have it with Draycott Browne.
We regularly provide specialist adjudication hearing representation to clients in Manchester, Liverpool and London and throughout the UK and Wales. For expert advice and representation, Draycott Browne has a wealth of experience in providing legal advice and representation for prisoners going through the prison adjudications process, so you can rest assured you will have highly experienced solicitors on your side if you choose to get in touch.
If you are a prisoner who wants to contact Draycott Browne, you can write to us at 12 Oxford Court, Manchester, M2 3WQ.
If you are contacting us on behalf of a loved one, simply call our team on +44 (0)161 266 7080 and ask to speak to Lucy Johnson.