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When is a review not a review? Inside Time

Every month hundreds of parole hearings take place up and down the country. Almost all of them take place out of the glare of the public eye. Parole hearings have been held in private in England and Wales ever since the Parole Board was established fifty years ago. That may be about to change. The Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of a very high-profile prisoner has been the subject of countless headlines, discussion articles, statements and radio phone-ins during January. It has also spawned one abandoned judicial review claim and possibly two in the pipeline. Almost everyone who has commented about the case – including this writer – has not seen the reasons for the Parole Board

Andrew Sperling on ITV News

Andrew Sperling, director at SL5 Legal, appears on ITV News to discuss the Parole Board's decision in the Worboys case. He offers analysis on how the judicial review process works and whether it is likely to be pursued in the Worboys case. He also discusses challenges for the Secretary of State for Justice in pursuing a judicial review. Andrew appeared on 14 and 19 January 2008, offering professional analysis of the parole and judicial review process.

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