On 8 December 2015 the Secretary of State for Justice commissioned a review of the policy on care and management of transgender prisoners. The announcement followed a letter before claim sent on behalf of Tara Hudson, a transgender prisoner who is challenging her allocation and the policy. She is...
Transgender woman receives settlement and apology from the Prison Service
The Ministry of Justice has settled a claim for discrimination and breach of human rights bought by a transgender woman prisoner who was segregated in a male prison for 14 months and was denied a transfer to a women’s prison. Jane Ryan of Bhatt Murphy acted for the Claimant.
Bhatt Murphy Solicitors are currently acting for a number of prisoners who have been removed from open prison conditions or refused release because of the chaos at the Home Office about the status of foreign national prisoners.
In Butchart v The Home Office, 15 March 2006 the Court of Appeal has considered a strike out application by the Home Office in respect of a psychiatric injury claim by Mr Butchart arising from the suicide of his cell mate, Ian Holms.