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Alex Cisneros - Prison and Police Law

Before joining the Bar, Alex worked in New Delhi on prison reform across India. He was the principle researcher to the Director of an international NGO and contributed to a national report that lead to a reform in the law. He later worked in the House of Lords as legal researcher to the current Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. 

Alex accepts instructions in a range of prison law matters and regularly acts in complicated cases before the Parole Board. He has represented individuals, including particularly vulnerable prisoners, at various stages of the parole process. 

He also has experience of advising on prospects of success prior to issuing Judicial Review proceedings. He also advises prisoners in relation to civil applications. 

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                               

Bar Professional Training Course, City University

LLB (Hons) Law, The University of Exeter

MEMBERSHIPS                                                                                   

Middle Temple Major Scholar

Human Rights Lawyers’ Association

Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society

NOTABLE CASES                                                                              

Parole Board:

PC [2018]: Parole Board hearing leading to a judicial review against the Panel’s decision.

CL [2017]: A successful application for a progressive move to open conditions involving a vulnerable client with mental health difficulties.

ZK [2017]: Hearing on behalf of a trans prisoner seeking release following completion of various courses.

TB [2017]: Hearing before the Parole Board on behalf of a trans prisoner seeking a progressive move to a more appropriate prison for her gender.