Benjamin Harrison

Viewing: Prison and Police Law for Benjamin Harrison

Ben is familiar with the process of representing prisoners before parole boards and advising on the merits of challenging parole board decisions by way of judicial review, having been supervised by Philip Rule during his pupillage.
He accepts instructions to represent prisoners at hearings before Independent Adjudicators, and welcomes instructions from prisoners who consider that their rights are not being upheld in custody.
In particular, Ben’s data privacy specialism complements his ability to advise prisoners regarding breaches of rule 39 of the Prison Rules, misuse of their private information, and breaches of Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018.
Ben also advises prisoners and represents them in proceedings concerning alleged breaches of their Article 8 right to respect of family and private life and Article 9 right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
Ben accepts instructions in claims of false imprisonment and unlawful arrest in actions against the police.
Notable Cases
Yorke v Parole Board [2020]
Ongoing claim on behalf of a prisoner for damages for breach of Art. 5(4) ECHR, for alleged failure to conduct a speedy review of her detention.
Eid v Serco [2020]
Claim on behalf of a prisoner for breach of Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (law enforcement processing). Ben drafted pleadings and advised as to settlement terms to achieve a favourable outcome for his client.
Davis v Ministry of Justice [2020]
Ongoing claim for breach of Articles 8 and 9 ECHR on behalf of a prisoner who was refused the ability to attend his father’s internment.
Koli v Secretary of State for Justice [2020]
Ben was instructed to represent a Claimant in an application for permission to judicially review the lawfulness of the Defendant’s decision to keep him in Category C prison conditions.
Filomeno v Chief Constable of Kent Police [2019]
Ben assisted to negotiate a favourable settlement for his client in an action for false arrest and imprisonment.
Awards
BPTC Scholarship: The William Shakespeare Memorial Award, Gray’s Inn
BPTC Scholarship, BBP University
Foundation Scholarship, Pembroke College, Cambridge
College Prize, Pembroke College, Cambridge
Winner of the Brick Court Team Moot, University of Cambridge (2015)
Finalist in the Quadrant Chambers Fledglings Moot Competition, University of Cambridge (2015)
Memberships
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
Ecclesiastical Law Society
Qualifications
M.A. (Cantab.) Law

Latest News & Publications

The client was appealing a decision of the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) to include his name on the Children’s Barred List...

Date: Wed, 12 May 2021
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) has recently published guidance (July 2020) which aims to help people across social care and health settings apply the best interests decision making framework contained in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for or on behalf of people who lack capacity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020
In R (on the application of EG) v The Parole Board of England and Wales and Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 1457 (Admin) the High Court held that the Parole Board Rules 2019 contain a power for the Parole Board to appoint a litigation friend to act on behalf of prisoners who lack capacity to conduct their parole review....

Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020