Case Law: R (Evans) v Attorney-General: We can’t see Prince Charles’ advocacy letters after all – David Hart QC

11 07 2013

Prince CharlesR (o.t.a Rob Evans) v. Attorney-General, Information Commissioner Interested Party, [2013] EWHC 1960 (Admin).  As we all know, the Prince of Wales has his own opinions. And he has shared those opinions with various government departments. Our claimant, a Guardian journalist, thought it would be interesting and important for the rest of us to see those opinions. So he made a request under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations to see these documents. Read the rest of this entry »





Spinning in the Last Chance Saloon: Why the “Son of PCC” regulator fails all the tests, Part 1 – Evan Harris

11 07 2013

Leveson PCCOn 8 July 2013, sections of the press industry announced in a press release their plans to  set up a self-regulator that is designed not to meet the standards required by the Leveson Report or by the Royal Charter agreed by all parties in Parliament. Read the rest of this entry »