Areas of law:
Prisoner Assistance, Home Detention Curfew (HDC) Applications, Independent Adjudications, Parole Review for IPP & Lifers
Dary is a solicitor in our prison law team, based in the Milton Keynes office. His academic studies included a First Class honours degree in Law (LLB (Hons)), a Masters of Law (LLM) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) which he successfully completed at the University of Law, London.
Prior to joining Reeds, Dary served for almost twelve years as a military police officer in the British Army and was deployed on various active operational theatres overseas. Dary continues to have strong links to the military community as he currently serves in the Army Reserve on a part time basis. He also has an extensive knowledge of the military justice system as he was also attached to the Army Legal Services during the course of his military career. The discipline, team work and policing experience that Dary gained during his military service have been easily transferrable into the practical side of his legal training at Reeds.
Dary gained comprehensive knowledge and experience representing clients in all aspects of prison law including recalls, parole hearings, Home Detention Curfew (HDC) applications, Independent Adjudications, re-categorisation reviews and appeals. He also has an extensive experience of representing clients serving indeterminate, extended and life sentences at parole hearings where his very thorough approach has been commended. Dary also regularly provides assistance to prisoners on a pro bono basis on a wide variety of issues.
As a Duty qualified Duty Solicitor, Dary also represents clients who have found themselves under arrest for a wide range of offences at Police Stations. He also defends clients at Magistrates’ Courts where he uses his excellent analytical and communication skills to secure the best possible outcomes for his clients.
Dary is fluent at conversing with clients in French.
In accordance with the Solicitors’ Regulatory Transparency Rules for motoring offences we confirm that Dary Makoona charges Level C hourly rates.