Media enquiries

Press office contacts

News Desk: 020 3334 3536 (Monday to Friday: 7am to 6pm)

Specialist Desks: see contacts below (Monday to Friday: 9am to 5.30pm)

Emergency media calls (out-of-hours): 07659 173 270

Press Office Senior Management Team

Head of News

  • Jen Wood: 020 3334 3518

Chief Press Officers

  • Shaun Jepson: 020 3334 3536
  • Georgina Mear: 0203 334 3374
  • Simon Barret: 020 3334 4582

Specialist Desks

News Desk

Open 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday: 020 3334 3536

First point of contact for all breaking news and major developments, including interview requests, central co-ordination of departmental enquiries, facts, figures and statistics, statements and diary information.

Chief Press Officer

  • Shaun Jepson

Press Officers

  • Senior Press Officer: Emma Beer

  • Jacob Landers
  • Suzanne Hodson
  • Yasmin Kaye

Prisons and Probation desk

Chief Press Officer

  • Georgina Mear: 0203 334 3374

Prisons

  • Senior Press Officer: Anna Rutter 020 3334 4584

  • Press Officer: Louise Northam: 020 3334 3510

Probation and Youth

  • Senior Press Officer: Rebecca Gough: 020 3334 3506
  • Press Officer: Alice Booth: 020 3334 4872

Criminal, Civil, Courts and Rights Desk

Chief Press Officer

  • Simon Barret: 020 3334 4582

Criminal Justice

  • Press Officer: Lydia Manley-Cooper: 020 3334 5422

Civil and Family

  • Senior Press Officer: Tom Hewett 020 3334 3970
  • Press Officer: Sebastian Walters: 020 3334 3529

Law, Rights and International

  • Senior Press Officer: Richard Shand: 020 3334 4078
  • Press Officer: Neil Murchison 020 3334 3728

Courts

  • Senior Press Officer: Camilla Marshall 020 3334 3531

Horizon Scanning desk

  • Senior Press Officer: Martha Lloyd-James: 020 3334 3542

Digital Communications desk

Head of Digital

  • Matthew Reville: 020 3334 3539
  • Senior Digital Content Manager: Hannah Young: 020 3334 3516

Media enquiries

Please note these numbers are for journalists only:

News desk: 020 3334 3536 (Monday to Friday: 7am to 6pm)

Emergency media calls (out of hours): 07659 173 270

If you are not calling from the media please contact:

020 3334 3555 (9-5pm, Monday-Friday) or email general.queries@justice.gsi.gov.uk