Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 73 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWHC 1887 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Hickinbottom J

Representation Hugh Southey (instructed by Atkins Law) for the claimant.
  Parishil Patel (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 6 July 2009


Prison - Prisoner - Transfer to open conditions - Refusal - Parole board declining to transfer post-tariff lifer to open conditions - Whether decision wrong in law - Whether board's reasons adequate.

The Case

Prison Prisoner. Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London): The court dismissed an application for judicial review of a decision by the defendant parole board whereby it had declined to transfer a post-tariff lifer into open conditions. The board had taken into account the relevant expert evidence in reaching its decision. Further, the board's reasoning was not inadequate.

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