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Michelle Flint is a partner based in Manchester, where she’s a member of our specialist prison law team.
Michelle Flint is a specialist prison law partner. She has 15 years of experience and acts on behalf of the secure estate and private prison sector.
Michelle specialises in representing clients at inquests. Most proceedings involve Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights when a death occurs in prison or custody. She also represents clients in resulting civil claims arising from the death and Judicial Review proceedings following the inquest’s conclusion.
Michelle has dealt with numerous high-profile custodial deaths, advising on a diverse range of issues. Recent examples include the adequacy of suicide and self-harm prevention policies, risk assessments and the manslaughter of a cellmate.
Michelle also defends employers and public liability claims across the prison estate. Her work includes claims of assault, false imprisonment, misfeasance in the public office, breaches of human rights, and negligence.