Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of MICHAEL CAIN) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE (2013)

PUBLISHED April 19, 2013

[2013] EWHC 900 (Admin)

The Director of High Security Prisons had been entitled to refuse to downgrade a prisoner from Category A classification to Category B because there was no cogent evidence of a significant reduction in his risk of reoffending and there was further work that could be done to address his offending within Category A conditions. The case was not one of those rare cases where it was appropriate for the Director to hold an oral hearing to consider the question of downgrading.

QBD (Admin) (Stadlen J)