*R (on the application of Nakash) v Metropolitan Police Service

Police – Disclosure of information. The claimant doctor sought judicial review of the defendant Metropolitan Police Service's (the MPS) decision that unlawfully obtained material should be provided to the General Medical Council. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the MPS had erred by failing to carry out the careful balancing exercise of competing interests required by art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. However, the fact that the material had been obtained unlawfully did not outweigh the legitimate aim served by its disclosure and the claimant's rights under art 8 of the Convention had not been violated.

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