In criminal cases, we see it as an important part of our job to guide and advise the next of kin of suspects. This is, of course, always done in compliance with the law firm's duty of confidentiality in relation to both the client and the police investigation.
With the consent of the suspect, we are always available to advise the next of kin on the progress of the case and answer general questions about the rights of the next of kin and the suspect. If the suspect is held in custody, we can help arrange a visit and inform the next of kin about the welfare of the suspect.
We also provide advice about the possibility of applying for letter censorship and supervised visits to end.