Dr Laura Janes
  • Role: Consultant Solicitor
  • Practice Area: Prison Law & Mental Health

Education and Qualifications:

Mental Health Panel member, Higher Rights (civil), Professional Doctorate in Youth Justice, Master of Research in Law, Culture and Identity

Professional history:

Laura is a solicitor specialising in prison law, criminal appeals, mental health, public law and community care, including age assessment and civil litigation. She has particular expertise in representing vulnerable young people and those serving life sentences.

Laura is also the legal director at the Howard League for Penal Reform, Chair of the Legal Action Group, a committee member of the Legal Aid Practitioners’ Group and a visiting fellow at South Bank University.

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