Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 96 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Civ 669
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Arden and Smith LJJ and Richards J

Representation Phillippa Kaufmann and Alison Gerry (instructed by Irwin Mitchell) for the claimant.
  Parishil Patel (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 9 July 2009


Sentence - Life imprisonment - Category A prisoner - Claimant's level of danger reduced due to orchidectomy - Reports provided by forensic psychologists and psychiatrist recommending re-categorisation to category B prisoner - Psychiatrist adding coda to report containing research - Director of Security of HM's Prisons finding claimant should not be re-categorised - Claimant's judicial review application refused - Claimant appealing - Whether director's decisions correct - , .

The Case

Sentence Life imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Civil Division: The court allowed an appeal by the claimant as to whether the Director of Security of HM's Prisons had considered all relevant matters when considering his application to be re-categorised from a 'category A' prisoner to a 'category B' prisoner.

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