R (on the application of Hoole) v Parole Board


When determining the priority to be given to a prisoner's review hearing in the context of a backlog of such hearings, the Parole Board was to consider firstly the strength of any compassionate circumstances and then, if it considered those circumstances to be sufficiently strong, it was to go on to consider whether they, together with the strength of the case for release, made the case sufficiently exceptional for it to be prioritised.