||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 240 (Mar)
Scott Baker J
||Edward Faulks QC and Stephen Cragg (instructed by Harman and Harman) for Howard.
||Richard Lissak QC and Nicholas Bowen (instructed by Alexander Harris) for Wright-Hogeland.
||Philip Sales and Jonathan Swift (instructed by the Department of Health) for the Secretary of State.
||15 March 2002
Natural justice - Public inquiry - National health service - Secretary of State deciding to hold private inquiries into circumstances surrounding serious misbehaviour of two doctors - Whether decisions irrational or unlawful - s 2.
The decisions of the Secretary of State not to hold a public inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the serious misbehaviour of two doctors was not irrational or unlawful since there was no general principle that such inquiries should be in public. Moreover, in cases under the there was no presumption one way or the other as to the form of an inquiry. It was up to the Secretary of State to take a decision in the light of all the relevant considerations in the particular case. Furthermore, art10 of the European Convention on Human Rights was not engaged.
- An Official transcript is the final version of the judgment prepared by shorthand writers. LexisLibrary contains all judgments from the High Court and aboveView Judgment
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary