The Court of Appeal dismissed the Claimant’s appeal against the refusal of his Judicial Review of licence conditions set by the Probation Service. The Claimant had been convicted of terrorist offences and the conditions prevented him from having contact with his children during the licence period.

The Court of Appeal rejected an argument that such concerns were properly matters for the local authority and the Family Courts, and reiterated the discretion afforded to the Probation Service, and the limited circumstances in which their decisions can be challenged.

David was instructed by Christopher Yong of the Government Legal Department.