5 Essex Court

Anne Studd QC

Call 1988
Silk 2012

Information Law

Anne has had considerable involvement in cases concerning different aspects of Information law and data management.  She has appeared in the IPT in relation to challenges brought against the police. She has also advised on information that can and cannot be retained or disclosed for the purposes of enhanced certificates, MOPI, appointments of special advocates and closed proceedings, PII, information provided for the purposes of warrant applications, intelligence material, CHIS’ and RIPA material.  The following illustrate recent examples of her work in this area.

A v B Public family law proceedings involving mother at risk of honour based violence.  Instructed to deal with issues arising from information held by the police and how that could safely dealt with within the Wardship proceedings.  Complex issues of disclosure and security of the mother.  Appointment of special advocate for father.  Open and closed judgment. Decision to remove child from father covertly.  Submissions in closed session in relation to child’s Article 8 rights in relation to that judicial decision.

R on the application of D v Chief Constable of South Wales Police - Application for judicial review of a vetting decision made on the basis of information wrongly retained.

The Undercover Police Inquiry - Significant issues in relation to the disclosure and use of information arising from undercover police enquiries over many years involving individual officers.