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Court holds disclosure of PII material would harm UK–US co–operation (R (Terra Services Ltd) v National Crime Agency)

Published on: 20 December 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court holds disclosure of PII material would harm UK–US co–operation (R (Terra Services Ltd) v National Crime Agency)
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • How does this decision fit with
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  • Does this create an equality at arms issue? What justifies a difference in approach in different types of proceedings?
  • What is the best way for someone subject to a production order or search warrant based on a confidential mutual legal assistance request to challenge the order or proceedings?
  • Case details

Article summary

Corporate crime analysis: Jasvinder Nakhwal, a partner at Peters & Peters, examines the High Court's decision that material presented in a closed session by the first defendant National Crime Agency (NCA) to the third defendant Crown Court, which then issued a warrant permitting the NCA to seize documents belonging to the claimant, should not, on the grounds of public interest immunity (PII), be placed into open proceedings as its disclosure would be likely to damage or inhibit future co–operation between the UK and the US, and affect their mutual capacity for law enforcement. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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