Practice and Procedure

R V C : R V H (2004)

PUBLISHED February 5, 2004

[2004] UKHL 3

In ordering the appointment of an independent counsel to safeguard the appellants' interests at any public interest immunity hearing held in their absence the judge had failed to consider the material in detail and his decision had therefore been premature.

HL (Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Woolf, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Carswell)