Kessie-Adjei (claimant/appellant) v Secretary of State for Justice (defendant/respondent)

Thursday 8 June 2023

By Appellant’s Notice filed on 20 April 2022, the Appellant (Claimant below) appeals the decision of Mrs Justice Heather Williams dated 30 March 2022 to dismiss the claim for judicial review and hold that the Appellant was not detained arbitrarily or misled by the probation officer.

The Appellant challenged the lawfulness of his detention between 15 January and 4 March 2021. He was arrested on 15 January 2021 on the basis that he was unlawfully at large and returned to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. The Appellant had been sentenced by Southwark Crown Court on 9 February 2018, then released on licence in April 2019, but his licence was revoked on 10 January 2020 after the commission of a further offence. The Applicant’s case is that he was unaware of the revocation and his probation officer led him to believe that his licence, due to expire on 2 July 2020, had expired unrevoked.

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