Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of GUARDIAN NEWS & MEDIA LTD) (Appellant) v CITY OF WESTMINSTER MAGISTRATES' COURT (Respondent) & UNITED STATES (Interested Party) (2011)

PUBLISHED October 25, 2011

[2011] EWCA Civ 1188

The Court of Appeal had jurisdiction to hear an appeal by a newspaper against a decision of the Divisional Court upholding a ruling of a magistrates' court that the newspaper was not entitled to the disclosure of documents which had been used during an extradition hearing; the Divisional Court's decision did not amount to a "judgment of the High Court in any criminal cause or matter" for the purposes of the Senior Courts Act 1981 s.18(1)(a).

CA (Civ Div) (Lord Neuberger (MR), Jackson LJ, Aikens LJ)