Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 09 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWHC 3056 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Divisional Court)

Irwin LJ and Popplewell J

Representation Clare Montgomery QC and Helen Law (instructed by Leigh Day) for the claimants.
  John McGuinness QC and Tom Little (instructed by Government Legal Department) for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
  Victoria Ailes (instructed by Burton Copeland LLP) for the first interested party.
  The second interested party did not appear and was not represented.
  James Eadie QC and Ben Watson (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Secretary of State.
  Jeremy Johnson QC and Zubair Ahmad (instructed by the Special Advocates' Support Office) appeared as Special Advocates.
Judgment Dates: 1 December 2017


Practice - Hearing - Closed material procedure

The Case

Practice Hearing. The claimants' proceedings seeking judicial review of the Crown Prosecution Service's decision that there would be no prosecution for misconduct in public office associated with their alleged unlawful rendition were 'proceedings (other than proceedings in a criminal cause or matter)'. Accordingly, the Divisional Court held that there was jurisdiction to receive an application for a declaration under of the Justice and Security Act 2013.

Practice Areas

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