A Practical Approach to Adjudications
This is a practical session designed to assist practitioners develop the tactics needed to achieve the best results for clients in adjudications.
During this webinar experienced prison law solicitor and speaker Dean Kingham will discuss the case of R (Gifford) v Governor of HMP Bure , a governor only adjudication, to provide practitioners with guidance on matters where there will need to be subsequent proceedings.
The case of R (Soar) v Secretary of State for Justice , a matter in which Dean Kingham had personal involvement will also be reviewed; In this case, prior to obtaining receiving telephone advise from a mental health professional, the governor had the client removed from the adjudication hearing. In effect the evidence was took in closed the session and was later referenced by the governor when finding the client guilty. The basis on which this decision was challenged and the concerns that this matter highlights for practitioners will also be considered
The following areas, as they relate to prison adjudications will also be discussed:
· ‘Disability’ Equality Act 2010
· Duty to make reasonable adjustments
· Tarrant principles
· Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
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