McGartland and another v Attorney General

Practice – Conduct of proceedings. The claimant claimed to have been an agent of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and/or Special Branch in Northern Ireland between 1987 and 1991. He brought a claim seeking to prove that security arrangements and promises made to him by State officials of financial and non-financial support were mishandled. The defendant neither admitted nor denied the first claimant's allegations and applied for a declaration under s 6 of Justice and Security Act 2013 to deploy her case with the aid of sensitive material. The Queen's Bench Division held that the conditions under s 6 of the Act had been met and that the case raised difficult issues which were better decided under the umbrella of s 6 proceedings.

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