Clarke (claimant/appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (defendant/respondent)

Wednesday 26 June 2024

The Appellant challenges the decision of Clive Sheldon KC dated 13 October 2022 to dismiss his claim for judicial review challenging the Respondent’s decision to maintain his status as a category A prisoner.

In 2008 the Applicant was convicted of murdering his previous partner. He was sentenced to a mandatory life sentence.

On 19th January 2021, a decision was taken on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice to maintain the Applicant’s Category A status. This decision was upheld on review on 25th March 2021. The Claimant challenged the process that led to these two decisions.

Clive Sheldon KC dismissed the claim, finding that the Respondent did not fail to apply its published policy and further that there was no procedural unfairness.

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