Root and Branch Review of the Parole Board following Judicial Review Claims

23 October 2020

The government earlier this week announced a root and branch review of the parole system in England and Wales.

The review will examine, amongst other things, whether the Parole Board needs to be more visibly independent from the Ministry of Justice. This follows a claim brought by Paul Wakenshaw in 2018 after the forced resignation of the Parole Board Chair, Nick Hardwick in the wake of the John Worboys case.

The first stage of the review will involve and examination of the whether the media and wider public should have access to parole hearings. This follows a judicial review claim brought by Charles Salvador, formerly Bronson, who earlier this year was granted permission to challenge the lawfulness of Parole Board Rules which currently prevent such access.

Mr Worboys, Mr Wakenshaw and Mr Salvador were represented by Matthew Stanbury, instructed by Dean Kingham and Yasmin Karabasic of Swain & Co solicitors.

Share this

Blog

Blog

Re C – the Court of Appeal’s view

Re C [2021] EWCA Civ 1527 The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the case of Re C – the appeal from...

Blog

The Judicial Review & Courts Bill: What does it mean for Inquests?

The Judicial Review & Courts Bill is soon set to have its Second Reading in Parliament. The Bill as proposed will make wide-ranging changes to...

Blog

What about the merits? – Ziegler and defences to protest action

‘The reason we’re all here – it’s the elephant in the room’ Representing protestors at court can feel distant and distinct from what has really...

Blog

GCN’s Lucy Mair is part of the research team which produced the recent report: “Access to legal advice and representation for survivors of modern slavery”

Last week the Centre for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool, ANTI TRAFFICKING AND LABOUR EXPLOITATION UNIT (ATLEU) LIMITED and the Rights Lab at the University...

Sign up to our mailing list

Our mailing list is dedicated to professionals with an interest in our work.

Sign up