Tue, 09 Jun 2020
Philip Rule and Avril Rushe were instructed in an urgent judicial review to challenge an unlawful recall, and a flawed executive release decision that did not provide reasons and notice, and had otherwise failed to properly consider the options for re-release. The parole board had also failed to prioritise Mr. J's parole board hearing.
The High Court granted expedition to the claim and listed the case for a speedy hearing.
Mr. J was then released by a further executive release decision, and, following negotiations, the claim settled with a significant ex gratia sum paid.
Philip Rule is the head of the Public Law group at No5 Barristers' Chambers, and a panel counsel to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Avril Rushe is a member of the Public Law and Immigration Law groups at No5 Barristers' Chambers.
They were were instructed by Ms Adriana Matrigiani of Reece Thomas Watson Solicitors.