Sophie Walker co-publishes article on the UK Human Rights Blog

25 Jan 2017

Pupil Sophie Walker has co-published an article with solicitor, Samuel Genen on the UK Human Rights Blog regarding a recent High Court challenge to custodial order impose by the magistrates court for non-payment of the council tax.

The claimant, a single mother on benefits was sent to prison for over 80 days despite making attempts to make payments to the council to discharge the debt. The case is part of a initiative by the Centre for Criminal Appeals, a legal charity to challenge unduly harsh sentencing practices. Prior to starting pupilage, Sophie was the founding Director of the Centre and helped to launch this project.

The full article can be found here.

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