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

Prison – Discipline. The claimant serving prisoner sought judicial review of the National Offender Management Service's decision, upholding an adjudication finding against him for disobeying a lawful order. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the adjudication hearing had been fatally flawed by the error in receiving evidence in the claimant's absence, without having given him the opportunity to question it or to adduce further evidence on the point himself. The review decision had been fatally flawed in that it had failed to address the complaint made at all.

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