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

Prison – Life sentence. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the claimant serving prisoner's application for judicial review, gave guidance on whether the principles in Osborn v Parole Board; Booth v Parole Board; Re Reilly's application for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) ([2014] 1 All ER 369), as to the circumstances in which the Parole Board was required to hold an oral hearing, applied without modification to decisions of the Category A Review Team in relation to security categorisation. In the circumstances, there was no credible basis for concluding that an oral hearing was necessary.

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