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On 23 May 2017 the High Court handed down judgement in the case brought by the relatives of Ian Brown and Danny Dunkley who took their own lives in HMP Woodhill in 2015 and 2016 respectively. They sought a declaration that the Governor of the...

One of DPG’s partners, Gareth Mitchell, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. In announcing the award nominations today, the Legal Aid Practitioners Group’s director, Carol Storer, said: "It is such a privilege to be able to celebrate the ground breaking,...

The Supreme Court case of Reyes v Al-Malki is being heard on 15-18 May 2017. It will determine whether diplomats responsible for the trafficking of migrant domestic workers should be able to rely on diplomatic immunity to avoid civil claims brought by victims. Deighton Pierce Glynn...

A jury today found further failures in the management of a vulnerable prisoner in HMP Woodhill. The Milton Keynes jury had been hearing evidence in the inquest into the death of Michael Cameron, who was 45 at the time of his death. On 26 April...

Operation Nexus is a joint initiative between the Home Office and Police to verify the immigration status of, and gather information from, foreign nationals, including EEA nationals. Mrs Justice McGowan finished hearing the judicial review of Operation Nexus on 4 May 2017. The court heard that,...

Jury finds that failure by HMP Woodhill to learn from previous suicides caused the death by neglect of Daniel Dunkley. Daniel Dunkley hanged himself at HMP Woodhill on 29 July 2016 and died on 2 August 2016. The jury at his inquest concluded on Friday that...

DPG partner, Gareth Mitchell, has been shortlisted for the Solicitors Journal Legal Personality of the Year 2017 award. The shortlist for Legal Personality was not open to nominations but decided on by the Solicitors Journal editorial team, who considered lawyers that had performed exceptional case...