Kennedy reaches the Supreme Court

The most eagerly awaited Information Law hearing of 2013 starts today.  The Supreme Court will be considering the appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in Kennedy v Charity Commission and others [2012] EWCA Civ 317.  The case raises the issue of whether Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights confers a right of access to information held by public authorities.  It also requires the Court to construe section 32(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (an absolute exemption applicable to information held for the purpose of an inquiry).  The Supreme Court is being asked to reconsider aspects of its judgment in BBC v Sugar (No 2) and as a result the appeal has been listed before a panel of seven Justices.

For details of the extensive 11KBW involvement in the hearing, see here.


Timothy Pitt-Payne QC