Article 8 - Right to a Family Life

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Course Overview

Delivered by solicitor Safda Mahmood, this course looks into Criminal Law Advocacy, specifically article 8 for prison law practitioners. This session will consider the following topics:


• Definition of Article 8

• What is meant by a private life?

• What is meant by a family life?

• Is it an absolute right?

• How do you balance the right?


What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar. This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a greater understanding of article 8 in relation to prisoners having the right to a private/family life for prison law practitioners.
  • On completion of this course you will understand exactly what Article 8 is and the legal practices surrounding it.

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal law practitioners

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About Instructor - Dean Kingham

Dean is Head of the Prison law, Crime and Public Law department at Swain Solicitors.

Having represented some of the most high profile prisoners in recent years, Dean was listed in the 2015 Legal 500 directory which described him as a ‘specialist in parole’. Dean is a current committee member for the Association of Prison Lawyers and sits on the Parole Board user group and Parole Standards Board.

In addition, Dean has assisted FASO (False Allegation Support Organisation), has close links with JENGBA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty By Association) and is a member of Justice, the Law reform and human rights organisation.

Course Curriculum

Article 8 - Right to a Family Life

  • Introduction
    21:01
  • Slides - Article 8 - Right To A Family Life
    3 Page

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