Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 320 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKHL 11
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Hutton, Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough, Lord Scott of Foscote

Representation Geoffrey Robertson QC and Kier Starmer (instructed by Liberty) for the defendant.
  Nigel Sweeney QC and Jason Coppel (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
  Jonathan Crow (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
Judgment Dates: 21 March 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Official secrets - Defendant having been employed by security service - Defendant disclosing documents relating to security or intelligence matters without lawful authority - Whether defence of public and national interest available - ss 1, 4.

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