John_TurnerJohn is one of the directors at Kyles Legal Practice and the head of our Prison Law department. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2008, he studied and then trained with a firm in Newcastle upon Tyne before moving to Kyles Legal Practice as a founding director in 2010.

He advises clients in all aspects of prison law, including adjudications and recall cases. Much of John’s work is with life and indeterminate sentence prisoners and he has extensive experience of appearing as an advocate before the Parole Board, where he has a high success rate of securing release on parole.

John has a special interest in human rights and judicial review cases. He is the current chair of the Association of Prison Lawyers (APL), the APL is a group of specialist prison lawyers who represent the interests and views of practitioners in prison law.

John is also a duty solicitor and he regularly represents clients in the Magistrates’ Court and at the Police Station and more recently has attained the criminal Higher Rights qualification meaning that he is able to represent individuals before the Crown Court.


“John provided a very professional service and I felt I was given the best possible support in my situation. I hope I don’t have to but I would use your services again without any hesitation.” – Mr S

“I would like to thank John for all his help. He acted fairly,