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Court: Queen’s Bench Division

Application for permission not to disclose material except to Court or special advocate denied pending decision under Justice and Security Act 2013, s 6

McGartland & Anor v The Attorney General [2014] EWHC 2248 (QB)

An application by the defendant for permission not to disclose material except to the Court or a special advocate was denied pending a decision under the Justice and Security Act 2013, s 6. The case involves a man claiming to have been an agent in the Royal Ulster Constabulary and/or Special Branch in Northern Ireland […]

Court does not accept that there was any legitimate public interest entitling Met Police maintain the stance of NCND for undercover officers

Dil & Ors v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2014] EWHC 2184 (QB)

The claimants sought damages for deceit, assault, misfeasance in public office and negligence arising out of long term sexual relationships which they had with four men, who they allege were undercover police officers acting under the direction and control of the defendant. There is a very strong public interest in protecting the anonymity of informers […]