- 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?
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.
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