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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Freedom Of Information: The time has come to end the 30-year rule of disclosure – The Independent

Posted May 30th, 2008 in disclosure, freedom of information by sally

“The Prime Minister has asked the Editor in Chief of Associated Newspapers to chair a review of the 1967 disclosure regime. But, asks Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, will this lead to greater openness?”

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The Independent, 30th May 2008

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In re Rottmann (a bankrupt) – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in bankruptcy, disclosure, law reports by sally

In re Rottmann (a bankrupt) ; [2008] WLR (D) 161

The court had power to suspend the public examination of a bankrupt pursuant to s 290 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and order the examination to be conducted in private where foreign criminal proceedings had been instituted against the bankrupt.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2008

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Corporate Officer of the House of Commons v Information Commissioner and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in disclosure, expenses, freedom of information, law reports, parliament by sally

Corporate Officer of the House of Commons v Information Commissioner and Others

Queen’s Bench Division

“Shortcomings in transparency and accountability in the system of paying additional costs allowances to Members of Parliament justified full disclosure of detailed information concerning those payments of their residential expenses.”

The Times, 22nd 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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Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 3) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 25th, 2008 in control orders, disclosure, human rights, law reports, terrorism by sally

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF (No 3)

Queen’s Bench Division

“Fair trial provisions guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights could not be overcome by a claim that the offended party’s case had no possible chance of success.”

The Times, 25th 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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Lichter & Schwarz (a partnership) v Rubin – WLR Daily

Posted March 25th, 2008 in disclosure, freezing injunctions, law reports by sally

Lichter & Schwarz (a partnership) v Rubin [2008] EWHC 450 (Ch D); [2008] WLR (D) 93

On an interim application for the disclosure of ‘information about relevant property or assets which are or may be the subject of an application for a freezing injunction’ pursuant to CPR r 25.1(1)(g), it was only necessary to show that a freezing order could be applied for and whether or not that application would be successful was not a matter on which the court could form a view at that stage; it need only be satisfied that there were credible grounds for making an application if so advised.”

WLR Daily, 20th March 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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Expandable Ltd and Others v Rubin – Times Law Reports

Posted March 10th, 2008 in disclosure, law reports, privilege by sally

Expandable Ltd and Others v Rubin

Court of Appeal

“The mention of a document in a witness statement did not constitute an automatic waiver of legal professional privilege so as entitle the other party to inspection of it.”

The Times, 10th March 2008

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Judges back Lockerbie evidence suppression – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2008 in disclosure, murder, news, public interest immunity by sally

“A legal battle to release a secret intelligence report which could free the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is to continue after judges ruled the foreign secretary had the right to suppress the document.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th March 2008

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The Big Question: Should cabinet minutes be released, and what difference would it make? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

Because the Government has been ordered to release the minutes of two key cabinet meetings held in the run up to the Iraq invasion in 2003. The Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, has ordered the Government to hand over the minutes after it initially turned down a request for them made under the Freedom of Information Act.”

Full story

The Independent, 28th February 2008

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Information tribunal rules that MPs should disclose details of expenses for second homes – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2008 in disclosure, expenses, news, parliament by sally

“MPs have lost a battle to block the detailed disclosure of expenses covering their second homes, power and telephone bills, and the furniture they buy. The decision is a serious blow to Jack Straw, the justice secretary and former leader of the house, who with the Speaker, Michael Martin, tried to stop the public getting additional information on MPs’ expenses under the Freedom of Information Act.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th February 2008

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Government ‘must’ release Cabinet’s Iraq minutes – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2008 in disclosure, Iraq, news, war by sally

“The Government has been ordered to release the minutes of Cabinet meetings where military action against Iraq was discussed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2008

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Breakspear and others v Ackland and Another – WLR daily

Posted February 21st, 2008 in disclosure, law reports, trusts by sally

Breakspear and others v Ackland and another [2008] EWHC 220 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 52

Generally the confidence which ordinarily attached to a wish letter was such that, for the better discharge of their confidential functions, the trustees need not disclose it to beneficiaries merely because they requested it unless, in their view, disclosure was in the interests of the sound administration of the trust, and the discharge of their powers and discretions.”

WLR Daily, 20th February 2008

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Miliband blocks release of key Lockerbie files – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2008 in disclosure, murder, news, public interest immunity by sally

“The foreign secretary has been accused of interfering in the appeal of the man jailed for the Lockerbie bombing, after he refused to release secret papers which could clear the Libyan.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st February 2008

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Secret lobbying by BAE may be disclosed at judicial review – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2008 in airlines, bribery, disclosure, news by sally

“Documents revealing secret lobbying by the arms giant BAE are expected to be disclosed today by court order.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2008

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