R (on the application of LV) v Secretary of State for Justice and another

Sentence – Hospital order. The claimant, who had a long history of mental health problems, had received an indeterminate sentence for arson with intent to endanger property. Having served the minimum term, she sought judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's and Parole Board's decisions in reviewing her detention over 22 months. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that, although it had taken a considerable time to be resolved, there had been no breach of the obligation on the part of the state to provide a 'speedy' resolution.

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