Challenge to denial of legally aided advocacy assistance in pre-tariff review and Parole Boarding hearing


Re: R (Ryder) v The Lord Chancellor [2015] EWHC 1857 (Admin)

The Claimant sought judicial review of a decision that he did not qualify for legally aided advocacy assistance at his Parole Board hearing, or “pre-tariff review”. He sought this on the grounds that, inter alia, the Criminal Legal Aid (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 are invalid and are in breach of the ECHR, art 14. The court dismissed the application for judicial review.

Hugh Southey QC and Aileen McColgan were involved in this case.