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Parole patrol? (R (on the application of Wakenshaw) v Secretary of State for Justice)

Published on: 13 September 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Parole patrol? (R (on the application of Wakenshaw) v Secretary of State for Justice)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: R (on the application of Wakenshaw) v Secretary of State for Justice) was brought after questions were raised about the independence of the Parole Board and resulted in a declaration being made about the power of the Secretary of State to remove serving chairs. Dean Kingham, head of prison law at Swain & Co—the firm who instructed the claimant’s barrister—and public law and crime and parole board lead for the Association of Prison Lawyers, discusses the issues raised in this case. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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