R (Girling) v Parole Board and Home Secretary

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R (Girling) v Parole Board and Home Secretary
Issue: Whether the Board’s decision not to release a life sentence prisoner had given insufficient weight to his medical condition, or had followed an erroneous approach as to the need for a release plan; whether the Home Secretary could issue directions to the Board in relation to the release of life sentence prisoners.
Court: Administrative Court
Reference:   CO/6728/2004
Neutral Citation:   [2005] EWHC 546 (Admin)
Judge(s): Walker J
Date: 8 April 2005