Neither Confirm Nor Deny and Restriction Orders in Public Inquiries

[The subject of this blog forms the basis of a paper due to be published later this year. As a result it focuses on a discrete issue touching on the policy of Neither Confirm Nor Deny (NCND) in the context of public inquiries.] The Pitchford Inquiry into Undercover...

Interception of Prison Telephone Calls

In R v Knaggs [2015] EWCA Crim 1007, a recent interim judgment, giving directions, the Court of Appeal identified the issues that arise out of the use by police and prosecuting authorities of prison intercept. The interception of prison communications may be lawful...

Private information and juveniles

Capturing the images of children, whether by the press or the state, is fraught with difficulty. The Supreme Court considered the issue recently in Re: J38 [2015] UKSC 42 but even it was unable to agree. Its importance in the operational planning of covert...