Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 397 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Civ 389
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Simon Brown, Chadwick and Hale LJJ

Representation Richard Gordon QC and Stephen Cragg (instructed by Howells) for the claimant.
  Jonathan Crow and Steven Kovats (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant.
  Richard Clayton and Nicola Greaney (instructed by Liberty) for Liberty, an interested party.
  Mark Shaw (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State for the Home Department, an interested party.
  Richard Horwell (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Crown Prosecution Service, an interested party.
  Michael Harrison QC and Nicholas Johnson (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker) for L, an interested party.
Judgment Dates: 26 March 2002


Disclosure - Privilege - Production contrary to public interest - Class of documents - Statements taken in statutory investigation into complaint by member of public - Complainant requesting disclosure of statements made to police - Whether requirement for police complaints authority to disclose statements - Whether claimant's Convention rights breached - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 2 and 3..

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