Kennedy in the Supreme Court: News Flash

At the close of the first day’s oral argument in Kennedy v The Charity Commission, the Supreme Court indicated that it would be dismissing the first ground of appeal, i.e. on the domestic construction of section 32(2) of FOIA. Reasons for this decision will be given at a later date, but the effect will be that the construction preferred by the Court of Appeal in the first Kennedy appeal ([2011] EWCA Civ 367; [2011] 2 Info LR 152) will stand and that information falling within the scope of section 32(2) does not cease to be absolutely exempt upon the conclusion of the inquiry or arbitration.

The hearing continues on the application, or otherwise, of Article 10 ECHR.