R (on the application of River East Supplies Ltd) v Crown Court at Nottingham

Criminal evidence – Disclosure. There was no right to require sight of a letter of request for legal assistance in the normal case and the claimant company had not established that there was any proper basis for requiring a differing approach on the facts of the case. The Divisional Court further held that the production order made following the letter of request did not violate the privilege against self-incrimination, as the documents set out in the production order indisputably had an existence independent of the will of the person relying on the privilege.

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