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Cases: Myles Grandison

R (on the application of Kane) v The Secretary of State for Justice

The Court of Appeal (Bean, Thirlwall and Peter Jackson LJJ) held that rule 53A of the Prison Rules did not impose a requirement for a Governor to give reasons in every case in which they determine that the “so serious”…


R (on the application of Pearce and another) (Respondents) v Parole Board for England and Wales (Appellant)

The Supreme Court held that whilst it is preferable that findings of fact are made by the Parole Board, where it is not able to do so, either because there is insufficient material before it, or such a finding may…


R (Bailey & Morris) v Secretary of State for Justice

High profile judicial review claim concerning the Secretary of State for Justice’s decision to amend the Parole Board Rules and to issue guidance about the effect of the amendment.   The rule change, which was made without consultation, purported to…


UK Covid-19 Inquiry

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has been set up to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn lessons for the future. Andrew O’Connor KC, Fiona Canby, Zeenat Islam & Alice Hands form part of the…


R (on the application of Morris) v The Parole Board and The Secretary of State for Justice

Appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice before a Divisional Court (Irwin LJ and McGowan J). The Claimant sought to challenge the Parole Board’s guidance on dealing with un-proven allegations when assessing risk to the public. The…


Shields-McKinley v The Secretary of State for Justice

Myles Grandison appeared on behalf of the Secretary of State for Justice in the Court of Appeal. The Appellant appealed against the decision of Mr Justice Holroyde (as he then was) in finding that the prison was not under a…


Kotsev v Sofia District Public Prosecutor’s Office (Bulgaria)

Appeal from a District Judge’s decision that the Appellant had deliberately absented himself from his trial, and that he would be entitled to a re-trial upon his return. The High Court held that although the finding of deliberate absence was…


Lis & Others v Regional Court in Warsaw (Poland) & Others

The seminal domestic authority on the rule of law changes in Poland and how they impact upon our extradition arrangements with that country. Led by Mark Summers QC. The matter was heard by a Divisional Court comprising the Lord Chief…


R (on the application of Troitino) v National Crime Agency

Led by Julie Anderson. The case dealt with whether the Applicant, whose extradition had been ordered to Spain, had made a valid asylum claim. The Court held that no asylum claim had been made. Accordingly, extradition could take place.


Regina (Shields-McKinley) v Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor

The case dealt with section 243 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (“CJA 2003”) and the requirement for a sentencing Judge to state, in open court, the number of days taken into account whilst a prisoner was awaiting extradition. The…





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