Michael Robinson can represent you in all criminal matters from the police station to the Crown Court. He is a Higher Court Advocate and has over 28 years of experience. Because Michael deals with Criminal Law and Prison Law, he has a better understanding of how to prepare your case properly.
He can deal with everything from theft, to serious sexual offences, manslaughter and murder. He is able to help clients both during the court procedure and those in prison.
Michael leads our Prison Law Team who between them have successfully handled thousands of parole board hearings.

Help for Prisoners and Their Families

At Emmersons, our Prison Law Solicitors and Lawyers understand how stressful it is for our clients when they are imprisoned. We understand that you, your family member or friend, may feel completely isolated and desperate to return home.

That is where our Prison Law Team can help you, your family member or friend.

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We are one of only a few firms in the whole of the North of England dealing with Prison Law. We are able to cover cases in England, Scotland and Wales. We have a specialist contract from the Legal Aid Agency who award Legal Aid. If you or a member of your family instruct us then we will immediately:

  • Send a 'Know your rights' information pack
  • As a prisoner you are able to use our Freephone number
  • We will visit your family member or friend at their prison
  • They will find us to be helpful and thorough

It is essential that cases are prepared as far in advance as possible. This means that we will obtain all necessary reports from Parole Board Officers, medical experts, etc. If your family member or friend is facing a Proceeds of Crime or Confiscation investigation then we can help to save their home and other possessions. We have an excellent track record which has allowed many wives and children to avoid being made homeless.

What do our clients say about us?

"Thank you for all of your help and advice during my time in prison.... I will recommend Emmersons to anyone I hear of who needs legal advice or representation. Mr S, who is a disabled life sentenced prisoner who had been languishing in a high security prison for 10 years with no progress being made during that time. Once Emmersons Prison Law Solicitors became involved, our client was released by the Parole Board to accommodation which assists those with disabilities.

"As a man I say thank you to you. Your instruction and support has changed my life. I owe you a debt I can never repay". Mr M, who was facing a negative outcome at his Parole Board Hearing following numerous adjudications and negative security reports; he was released at our first attempt before the Parole Board.

"I am more than happy with all of the help and support I have received from Emmersons and would like to say thank you to everyone I have had dealings with". Mr H, who had been recalled to prison following a number of allegations made by the probation service; with our help he was released as soon as his case was heard by the Parole Board.

If you would like our Prison Law Solicitors to assist you with your Parole Board Hearing then please contact us in the following ways:

Contact us:

Prison Law Department
Emmersons Solicitors
ACER House
52 John Street

Prison Law Department
Emmersons Solicitors
137A Back High Street


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Prison Law Speciali Solicitors Sunderland/Newcastle: 0191 567 6667
or Freephone: 0800 193 0146

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It is very impressive and I thought "at last! a solicitor who is an expert in this area."

I would be interested in appointing you as my solicitor.
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"I was recently found not guilty of two extremely serous sexual offences that would have resulted in me spending the better part of my adult life in jail. My case was extremely complex involving two accusers, My Solicitor John from the Sunderland office could see my innocence and fought passionately to save me, he comforted me through two and a half years of sheer hell and made sure I got the best barrister to represent me. I quite literally owe my life to Johns decision making".
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