22 Nov, 2011 @ 09:30
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Robber gives back

By Wendy Williams

A FORMER inmate of Alhaurin prison has launched a new business to help foreign prisoners find the right lawyer for them.

Jason Coghlan, 41, from Manchester, has launched Axiom Legal after experiencing first hand the problems faced by foreigners battling the Spanish legal system.

“The hot topic of every prison yard is which lawyers are doing a good job,” explained Coghlan, who is keen to learn from his past and offer his services as a legal liaison.

“I learnt the hard way that getting a lawyer in prison is like throwing blindly at a dartboard, so I want to help others.”

Now, Coghlan – who previously spent eight years in prison in the UK for armed robbery – has recruited six criminal law specialists to help the hundreds of foreigners in Andalucian jails achieve justice.

It comes after Coghlan spent 10 months inside Alhaurin after being accused of extortion by notorious timeshare figure Christopher Hannington.

Coghlan – who is now waiting for the case to be officially thrown out – strongly denies the accusations.

He maintains that Hannington reneged on an agreement to repay 20 pensioners the money he owed them from a timeshare deal.

For more information visit www.axiomlegalservices.com

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