R (Bate) v Parole Board [2018] EWHC 2820 (Admin)

Damages for Parole Board delay "Four grounds of claim were pleaded in detail. They can be summarised as challenging: (i) a failure, in violation of Art 5(4), to provide a parole hearing within a reasonably speedy interval; (ii) a systemic failure to maintain and operate a system for speedy and prompt parole reviews; (iii) an unlawful policy for prioritisation of listing which ignores support for release and prospects of release which are identified as realistic, and/or ignores a legitimate expectation given as to the timetable for a deferred hearing; (iv) an unlawful failure, by the decision letter of 2nd December 2016, to direct expedition in the listing of Mr Bate's deferred hearing. ... For the reason I have given, I would find in Mr Bate's favour on ground 1 and ground 4, and would award him damages on the basis indicated in paragraphs 77, 88 and 89 above. I would refuse relief in respect of grounds 3 and 4."

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Full judgment: BAILII

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  • Prison law cases🔍

Date: 26/10/18🔍

Court: High Court🔍

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Parties:

  • Daniel Bate🔍
  • Parole Board of England and Wales🔍

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Published: 3/2/19

Cached: 2019-04-24 08:16:08