Case Law: R (Evans) v HM Attorney-General, The Tale of the Black Spider, the Supreme Court Speaks – Matthew Flinn

29 03 2015

14786526_page_3_let_346471cAnd so, the long legal saga of the Black Spider Letters finally comes to a close.  I last blogged about this case back in October 2012. At that time, the Attorney General had ignited controversy by invoking a little-known power under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: R (Evans) v Attorney-General, Prince Charles’ advocacy letters should be produced – David Hart QC

18 03 2014

Prince CharlesIn the case of R (Evans) v Attorney-General ([2014] EWCA Civ 254) the Court of Appeal (reversing a strong court including the former Lord Chief Justice – see my previous post) has decided that correspondence between the Prince of Wales and various government departments should be released. Read the rest of this entry »