R (on the application of Sargeant) v First Minister of Wales and another

Administrative law – Legitimate expectation. It would be unfair for the first defendant First Minister both to retain the political capital of the announcement that the work necessary to establish the investigation into his actions and decisions in relation to Carl Sargeant's departure from his post as Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children and thereafter would be undertaken independently from his office, and to retain the power to decide what the arrangements for the investigation should be. The Divisional Court, in allowing the claimant widow's application for judicial review, held that, because of the First Minister's press statement, it had been unlawful for him to do that.

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