Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of CHARLES BATES) (Claimant) v ZANI (Independent Adjudicator) (Defendant) & SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE (Interested Party) (2011)

PUBLISHED December 8, 2011

[2011] EWHC 3236 (Admin)

On an adjudication of a prison disciplinary offence in respect of one of two prisoners accused of the offence, the adjudicator had been entitled to reject the co-accused's confession as unreliable, as he had been due for release the next day and was no longer at risk of punishment and had previously pleaded not guilty. Attendance of the co-accused to give oral evidence would have made no difference, as the adjudicator had found in any event that the offence had been proved to the criminal standard.

QBD (Admin) (Stephen Males QC)