Refusal to recategorise prisoner was not irrational


Re: Secretary of State for Justice v R (Weddle) [2016] EWCA Civ 38

The appellant Secretary of State challenged an Administrative Court decision that the lack of appropriate rehabilitation courses for the respondent was irrational, as it prevented him from proving that he presented a reduced risk to the public. The respondent argued that this deficiency precluded him from gaining recategorisation.

Hugh Southey QC was involved in this case.