Anne-Marie Jolly

Anne-Marie Jolly


Anne-Marie Jolly is an associate solicitor who qualified in 2008. Anne-Marie joined Pierce Glynn in 2011, becoming an associate solicitor at Deighton Pierce Glynn in 2012. She was previously a legal officer at the Howard League for Penal Reform, where she specialised in working with young people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system. Anne-Marie trained and qualified at Hodge Jones and Allen solicitors after working as an immigration caseworker for two years.


Anne-Marie conducts judicial review claims concerning those detained in prison and psychiatric custody. She has specialist expertise in investigative duties under the Human Rights Act and was involved in the first case to go the European Court of Human Rights regarding the investigative duty under Article 2 (the right to life) in non-fatal cases. In addition, Anne-Marie is representing a young woman in a non-fatal Article 2 inquiry into her treatment in prison, where she nearly died from self-harm. More information can be found about this inquiry can be found here.

Anne-Marie also conducts cases about prison conditions and is currently involved in a test case concerning the rights of detained psychiatric patients to challenge their security conditions. In addition, Anne-Marie has expertise in community care cases; in particular, helping children, care-leavers and vulnerable adults with their resettlement into the community on release from prison.

Anne-Marie has given training to the Police Action Lawyers Group on Human Rights Act investigative duties and has delivered two annual seminars at Birkbeck College on public inquiries.

Sample Cases

Significant cases in which Anne-Marie has acted include:

R (SP) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 13 (Admin) – case on the threshold for independence required in Article 2 investigations

R (P) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWCA Civ 701 – case on the application of Article 2 and 3 investigative duties to non-fatal self-harm in custody

R (KB) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 15 (Admin) – case on the legality of informal disciplinary procedures in prisons

R (on the application of Sabiri) v London Borough of Croydon [2012] EWHC 1236 (Admin)– case on the rights of care leavers to financial assistance with accommodation near their place of education

R (on the application of L) (Respondent) v West London Mental Health NHS Trust (Appellant) & (1) Partnerships in Care (2) Secretary of State for Health (Interested Parties) [2014] EWCA Civ 47 – case on the rights of detained psychiatric patients to procedural fairness when facing transfer from medium to high secure conditions