Apr 26, 2021
The Supreme Court will this week (28 April) hear a key case on the approach to compensation claims arising out of data breaches.
Apr 26, 2021
Warning of huge cost burden for councils after High Court rules Royal Borough acted unlawfully in refusing right to inspect accounting records on basis of time it would take
A London borough acted unlawfully in refusing a request to inspect its accounting records on the grounds of the time it would take to satisfy the request, a High Court judge has ruled.
Apr 21, 2021
Thurrock Council has been given an extension of time to make its case in a First Tier Tribunal case over disclosures sought by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ).
Mar 25, 2021
Court of Appeal dismisses bid by journalist for access to documents held by council in relation to public law children proceedings, but calls for guidance in form of court rules
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a journalist after she was refused access to documents held by Southampton City Council in relation to care and placement proceedings.
Mar 18, 2021
The Bureau for Investigative Journalism (BIJ) has won an interim ruling in a First Tier Tribunal case to require Thurrock Council to disclose information about its investments in solar farms, it has been reported.
Mar 11, 2021
Councils and other public bodies to be put under legal duty to share data and intelligence in cases of serious violence
A new legal duty is to be imposed on local authorities, the police, criminal justice agencies, health and fire and rescue services to share data and intelligence in cases concerning serious violence.
Mar 04, 2021
Court of Appeal hears appeal by journalist over access to court documents from public law children case
The Court of Appeal is today (4 March) hearing an appeal from a journalist over a judge’s refusal of her application for permission to access court documents in relation to public law proceedings concerning a child.
Feb 18, 2021
First-tier Tribunal allows appeal to limited extent over refusal by Information Commissioner’s Office to disclose arrangements for external legal services
An applicant who sought details of the Information Commissioner's agreements for obtaining external legal services has been successful - but only to a limited extent - in an appeal to access this data.
Feb 11, 2021
The London Borough of Lambeth has won a final injunction against a man who was able to remove a redaction on papers concerning child welfare.
Jan 21, 2021
Police force wins appeal over sharing of information about teenager with local crime reduction partnership
A teenager has failed in a judicial review of how information on her was shared between Sussex Police and the Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership.