Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 32 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)

Singh J

Judgment Dates: 3 October 2012


Sentence - Mandatory life sentence - Murder - Tariff review - Defendant being sentenced to minimum of 16 years' imprisonment for murder - Defendant undertaking various rehabilitative courses whilst in custody - Defendant applying for review of tariff - Whether defendant making exceptional and unforeseen progress.

The Case

Sentence Mandatory life sentence. Where the defendant had been sentenced to a minimum term of 16 year's imprisonment for murder, the Administrative Court, in refusing the defendant's review of tariff, held that the defendant's progress in custody although good, had not surpassed he high hurdle of being exceptional and unforeseen progress so as to warrant a reduction in his tariff.

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