‘A Practical Guide to Claims arising out of Injuries Sustained in Prison’ by Malcolm Johnson

Paperback: 978-1-912687-30-5
Publication due: August 2019
Price: TBA


This book is intended to give practitioners an idea as to how the prison system works, and how to build a personal injury claim in circumstances that can be very challenging indeed. It is concerned mainly with injury claims brought by both prisoners and the people who work in prisons.

Claims by prisoners frequently rely on different causes of action, such as negligence, trespass to the person, misfeasance in public office and human rights.

As a number of reports and court judgments on the prison system have shown, prisons can be highly secretive places, cut off from the outside world, where abuse and corruption can flourish unchecked. It is generally accepted by the courts that prisoners are highly vulnerable people, who require a high degree of protection.


Malcolm Johnson qualified as a solicitor in 1994. He works for Hudgell Solicitors as a Senior Solicitor. He is a solicitor advocate, who has represented his clients at trial, inquests, in the Upper Tier Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

Malcolm is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel. He is also the co-ordinator of APIL’s Child Injury Special Interest Group. He is the author of “Child Abuse Compensation Claims” published by Jordans. He has written numerous articles in the legal press. Malcolm also advises Coram Voice, a London based charity who support children in care. He is one of the authors of “Complaints for Advocates” published by Pavillion.