Vulnerable Clients and the Use of Experts for Parole

Vulnerable Clients and the Use of Experts for Parole

  • 3 ratings, 48 users enrolled

Course Overview

Delivered by parole specialist Dean Kingham, this bite size webinar will address the question of who is a vulnerable client, how this is determined and the impact which this has on how a matter is handled. Guidance will be offered on how to utilise the Care Act during parole hearings and the duty to make reasonable adjustments in line with the client’s vulnerability.

Consideration will also be given to the how to source appropriate experts and once found how to use the expert evidence which they provide within parole.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Know how to determine is a client is ‘vulnerable’
    • Understand your duty in respect of making reasonable adjustments for vulnerable clients
    • Feel confident when selecting and using experts during parole

What is the target audience?

  • Prison law practitioners



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

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Reference Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


    11 months ago
  • good overview with some creative suggestions
    1 year ago
  • Useful information on preparing with a vulnerable client and what necessary adjustments can be requested to effectively represent the client
    3 years ago