Practice and Procedure

RE McE : RE M : RE C (2009)

PUBLISHED March 11, 2009

[2009] UKHL 15

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Pt II permitted the covert surveillance of communications between lawyers and their clients, even though those communications might be covered by legal professional privilege and notwithstanding the various statutory rights of people in custody to consult privately with their lawyers.

HL (NI) (Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Hope of Craighead, Baroness Hale of Richmond, Lord Carswell, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury)