John McKendrick to appear in the Supreme Court
Permission to appeal to the Supreme Court has been granted in the case of Lee Hirons v Secretary of State for Justice  EWCA Civ 553;  2 W.L.R. 256.
John appeared at first instance in the Administrative Court and on appeal on behalf of the claimant.
A panel of three Supreme Court Justices, chaired by Lady Hale, granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court after consideration of the written grounds and argument, drafted by John.
The appeal to the Supreme Court will consider the extent of the duty to give reasons when the Secretary of State recalls a restricted patient to a secure hospital, after being conditionally discharged by the First Tier Tribunal.
John is instructed by Mosytn Evans of Stephens Scown LLP.
Barristers: John McKendrick QC