Jonathan Lennon instructed to represent a criminal firm of solicitors served with an application for Production Orders for Special Procedure Material under PACE
Jonathan Lennon was instructed to represent a criminal firm of solicitors who had been served with an application for Production Orders for Special Procedure Material under PACE. The material demanded was the payee details of privately instructing clients. The application had been redacted by the police. Jonathan was instructed and following a contested PII hearing at Lincoln Crown Court (November 2020) the Court ordered the applications to be disclosed in full.
Applications of this sort are serious and intrusive and the tendency towards less than full disclosure raises important principles of procedure as well as the right to a fair hearing under Article 6 of the ECHR.