Salih v Pensions Regulator

Pension – Pension scheme. In relation to privacy applications in financial services cases, the starting point was a presumption in favour of publication in accordance with the strong presumption in favour of open justice generally and the onus was on the applicant to demonstrate a real need for privacy by showing unfairness. There was no reason to apply different principles where the respondent was the Pensions Regulator (the PR) rather than one of the financial services' regulators. Applying those principles, the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber), among other things, dismissed the applicant's application for directions that the PR be constrained from publishing his prohibition pending the outcome of the hearing of his reference to the tribunal.

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