Simon Creighton specialises in prison law, working particularly with life sentenced prisoners. He has a considerable case load of public law challenges and applications to the European Court of Human Rights.
Simon is a founding partner at Bhatt Murphy. He has practised in prison law since 1993 when he was appointed as the first solicitor to the Prisoners’ Advice Service. He was one of the first lawyers to work exclusively in this area and as well as conducting his own cases, through writing and education he has helped ensure that prison law is now seen as a distinct area of practice in its own right.
Simon has acted in many of the key prison cases and has provided advice and input to other lawyers in their work. He also acts in cases involving data protection breaches and the right to privacy in the criminal justice system. He is regularly asked to comment in the media on issues affecting prisoners. He is the co-author of the two leading textbooks in this area, "Prisoners: Law & Practice" and "Parole Board hearings: Law & Practice", both published by LAG. He was the LAPG Lawyer of Year in Public Law in 2016.