Practice and Procedure

Thomas James Smart v Forensic Science Service Ltd (2013)

PUBLISHED July 2, 2013

[2013] EWCA Civ 783

The Forensic Science Service was not protected by judicial proceedings immunity in circumstances in which a mix-up in its handling of evidence had led to a conviction, and where there was evidence suggesting that its employees had altered the exhibit numbers on the evidence in question, possibly to cover up the mistake.

CA (Civ Div) (Moses LJ, Rimer LJ, Aikens LJ)