Month in month out Michael Purdon and Jules Purdon conduct the most difficult parole cases the length and breadth of the country. We have built a team of like minded expert practitioners to assist us, people who share our commitment and who acknowledge the difficulties that prisoners and their families face.
Michael Purdon Solicitor has been at the forefront in the development of prison law over the past decade. We have conducted work throughout the whole court system including the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber.
We are experts in dealing with criminal cases that arise during custody with a strong reputation in assisting with both historic cases as well as allegations of offences committed within custody. The firm has represented those in custody investigated for serious offences involving organised crime, murder, serious sexual offences and offences under Terrorism legislation.
Both Michael and Jules were instrumental in setting up the Association of Prison Lawyers serving as Chair and Deputy Chair of the association in its formative years. Both stepped aside once the landscape for prison law was set out following negotiations with the Ministry of justice.
The reputation of the firm has brought some of the leading legal and medical experts to act for the firm in their relevant fields of expertise. The ability to call on such skills at short notice has enabled the firm to gain positive outcomes in the most difficult of cases.
Michael and Jules conclude in the region of 50 parole reviews / oral hearings each month and they are both ideally placed to spot and share concerns in a wide variety of cases.
Clients regularly state that they learnt more in their first meeting with us than in months from prison staff, probation or from other less experienced lawyers.