High court to deliver ruling on bank’s gag on tax documents – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2009 in banking, confidentiality, disclosure, injunctions, news, tax avoidance by sally

“A high court judge is due to rule today on Barclays’ attempt to ban the Guardian from publishing whistleblower documents about the bank’s tax avoidance schemes.”

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The Guardian, 19th March 2009

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Barclays in court again to halt publication

Posted March 18th, 2009 in banking, confidentiality, injunctions, news, tax avoidance by sally

“Barclays Capital will return to court tomorrow in a bid to prevent the publication of leaked documents that allegedly detail how the bank avoided paying hundreds of millions of pounds in tax.”

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The Times, 17th March 2009

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Radiographer smuggled medical records of lover’s ex-wife from hospital – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2009 in confidentiality, disciplinary procedures, medical records, news by sally

“Barbara Ferraro took the family health records of her partner’s ex-wife and teenage daughter for him to see, which revealed both had undergone abdominal scans. The Health Professions Council hearing was told that the 44-year-old’s actions were a breach of patient confidentiality.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2009

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another – WLR Daily

Posted August 1st, 2008 in animals, confidentiality, experiments, freedom of information, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another [2008] EWCA Civ 870; [2008] WLR (D) 273

Information supplied by applicants for animal experimentation licences was exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if the official in possession of the information knew or had reasonable grounds for believing that it was given in confidence, which was a subjective test requiring consideration of the position when the information was given and the intentions of the giver at that time, rather than an objective test derived from the law of confidentiality.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2008

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Shiv Malik ordered to hand police source material for terrorism book – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2008 in confidentiality, judicial review, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Freelance journalist Shiv Malik must hand over his source material for a book on terrorism to Greater Manchester Police within seven days and pay legal costs, a judicial review of the case ruled yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2008

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Journalist claims victory in protection of sources ruling – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 24th, 2008 in confidentiality, disclosure, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Police were right to ask a journalist to reveal source material for a book about terrorism but the terms of the order obtained were too wide, the High Court has ruled. Arguments on what the terms of the ‘production order’ should be will be heard this week.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd June 2008

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Shiv Malik case: Police order against journalist ruled ‘too wide’ – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2008 in confidentiality, judicial review, news, police, terrorism by sally

“Greater Manchester police were justified in demanding that freelance journalist Shiv Malik hand over source material for a book on terrorism, but the terms of the production order were too wide, a judicial review of the case ruled today.”

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The Guardian, 19th June 2008

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Virgin Media Communications Ltd and others v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2008 in confidentiality, disclosure, law reports, legal representation by sally

Virgin Media Communications Ltd and others v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and another [2008] EWCA Civ 612; [2008] WLR (D) 183

“It was desirable that a litigant should be free to instruct the lawyer of his choice, particularly if that lawyer were already acting for him and he wished the lawyer to continue to act in a related matter. It was hard to conceive of circumstances where the fact that documents had been disclosed to lawyers acting for a party in one set of proceedings would preclude those lawyers from acting in other proceedings between the same parties.”

WLR Daily, 9th June 2008

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Virgin Media Communications Ltd and Others v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted June 11th, 2008 in confidentiality, disclosure, law reports, legal representation by sally

Virgin Media Communications Ltd and Others v British Sky Broadcasting Group plc and Another

Court of Appeal

“It was desirable that a litigant should be free to instruct the lawyer of his choice, particularly if that lawyer was already acting for the litigant who wished him to act in a related manner. It was hard to conceive of circumstances where the fact that documents had been disclosed to lawyers acting for a party in one set of proceedings would preclude those lawyers from acting in other proceedings between the same parties.”

The Times, 11th June 2008

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Ex-employee must disclose online contacts, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 9th, 2008 in confidentiality, disclosure, news by sally

“An ex-employee of recruitment firm Hays has been ordered to disclose details of his profile at social networking site LinkedIn. Mark Ions set up a rival agency and is accused of using LinkedIn to steal clients. He says Hays encouraged his use of the site.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th June 2008

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Taping killer’s calls broke the rules, Jack Straw admits – The Times

Posted May 16th, 2008 in confidentiality, interception, news, prisons, privilege by sally

“Prison staff bugged conversations between a convicted killer and his solicitor without authorisation, Jack Straw admitted yesterday.”

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The Times, 16th May 2008

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When can papers you’re carrying be photoed? – BBC News Magazine

Posted May 15th, 2008 in confidentiality, privacy, special report by sally

“Two ministers have been left red-faced after documents taken to a Downing Street briefing were photographed and enlarged.”

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BBC News Magazine, 14th May 2008

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Regina (Edwards and Another) v Environment Agency and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted May 6th, 2008 in appeals, confidentiality, disclosure, judgments, law reports by sally

Regina (Edwards and Another) v Environment Agency and Others

House of Lords

“It was an abuse of the procedure of the House of Lords for legal representatives to seek to reargue the case having been sent in confidence advance copies of draft speeches which the Law Lords proposed to deliver, for the sole purpose of correcting misprints, inadvertent errors of fact or ambiguities of expression.”

The Times, 6th May 2008

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 29th, 2008 in confidentiality, disclosure, freedom of information, law reports by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection and another; [2008] WLR (D) 129

“Where a public official reasonably believed that information had been given under a statutory procedure in circumstances which gave rise at that time to a reasonable expectation of privacy, and the statute prohibited disclosure for purposes other than those to which the Act related, that information was exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”

WLR Daily, 28th April 2008

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R (Edwards) v Environment Agency – WLR Daily

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in appeals, confidentiality, disclosure, judgments, law reports by sally

R (Edwards) v Environment Agency; [2008] WLR (D) 119

“When copies of draft speeches which the Law Lords proposed to deliver were provided in confidence, prior to the delivery of judgment, to the legal representatives of the parties to an appeal which had been heard, the purpose was to obtain help in correcting misprints, inadvertent errors of fact or ambiguities of expression. It was not intended to enable the case to be reargued, and any attempt to do so amounted to an abuse of the procedure of the House of Lords.”

WLR Daily, 21st April 2008

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Security fears over fraud report – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2008 in confidentiality, data protection, local government, news by sally

“Confidential information about security lapses in a council’s benefits section has been released – with passages that might help fraudsters highlighted.”

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BBC News, 2nd April 2008

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Emmott v Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 13th, 2008 in arbitration, confidentiality, disclosure, law reports by sally

Emmott v Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 184; WLR (D) 82

“The interests of justice required an English court to ensure as far as possible that parties to London arbitrations should not seek to use the cloak of confidentiality with a view to misleading foreign courts particularly where the cases being presented in the foreign courts raised essentially the same or similar allegations and were proceeding in parallel.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

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Breakspear and Others v Ackland and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted March 10th, 2008 in confidentiality, law reports, trusts by sally

Breakspear and Others v Ackland and Another

Court of Appeal

“In the absence of special terms, the confidentiality in which a wish letter was enfolded was something given to the trustees for them to use, on a fiduciary basis, in accordance with their best judgment and as to the interests of the beneficiaries and the sound administration of the trust.”

The Times, 10th March 2008

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Former spy faces court battle to publish book – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2008 in confidentiality, intelligence services, news by sally

“The Government has launched a legal battle to stop a former MI5 undercover agent publishing a book on the inner workings of the secret service.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2008

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Divorce battle goes public as McCartneys can’t agree deal – The Times

Posted February 19th, 2008 in confidentiality, divorce, news by sally

“Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills look set to fight out their divorce settlement in public after failing yesterday to reach a deal.”

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The Times, 19th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk