Variation and Discharge of SOPO's

In many cases the existence of a SOPO prevents a conviction becoming spent.

There are many requirements under a SOPO, including the requirement to notify the police of foreign travel, and notification requirements in relation to bank account and credit details.

The length of time to which individuals are subject to the notification requirements is based upon the sentence received.

In some cases, the notification requirement applies indefinitely. However, there is now a right of review. We can help with your application to discharge a SOPO.

As lifting and varying a SOPO is seen as a politically sensitive subject, a judge can be reluctant to discharge, or vary the SOPO. However, we have a wealth of experience in the variation and discharge of SOPO's and can help you through the process.

Please contact Claire Gallagher (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further advice.

claire gallagher
Claire Gallagher LLB (Hons)
Solicitor 
Claire specialises in all aspects of the Criminal Justice System including general Criminal law, Motoring offences and Business & Regulatory Crime. Claire has a niche practice advising on the variation and discharge of SOPO’s. Claire also deals with Employment Law, general private client litigation matters, specialising in services to elderly clients.