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I am looking for a Legal Aid Solicitor who could represent

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I am looking for a Legal Aid Solicitor who could represent my son who is currently into his 15th year in prison at Wakefield. He was given 16 years minimum term for murder for his plea of ‘ Not Guilty’. He has a parole review at the end of the year and will need support and representation as he has been diagnosed with boarder line autism.
Can you advise me which Solicitor would be most suitable.
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?
Customer: No I didn’t know I had to
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this yet?
Customer: I spoke to a Lawyer who advised me to contact another lawyer. I have also emailed one who didn’t get back to me yet.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes l have been told by my son that three years ago he actually said at one of his therapy meetings that he must have done what he was sentenced for. He has attended all his meetings and groups sessions available to him.

Hello I am a criminal and prison law solicitor advocate

I may assist today.

So your son is currently in year 15 of a minimum 16 year sentence. Currently at HMP Wakefield.
Do you know who your sons sentence plan has gone?

Does he have any outstanding work or courses to complete?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
As far as I know he has completed all courses I think available to him

Ok thank you for that.

So I would imagine that the purpose of the hearing at the end of the year would be to consider transfer to open prison prior to possible release.

Due to your son being in a Cat A prison, this is a high security prison, there will be a number of issues to overcome.

First your son would need to show that he can get on in a lower cat prison, then there would be day release, then open conditions with work release, all before actual parole would happen.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I only wanted a recommended Solicitor’s firm I could use
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok but he will still need support for the parole hearing.

Yes of course.

Few criminal legal aid forms actually deal with prison law, because it is a specialist legal aid area which a separate contract applies.

The Insidetimes will list such experts. They can set up legal aid for your son for the forthcoming Parole board hearing.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thanks for now.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thanks again