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A Health Authority v Dr X and Others; CA 21 Dec 2001

References: [2002] 1 FLR 1045, Times 01-Feb-2002, [2001] Lloyds (Medical) 349, [2001] EWCA Civ 2014, [2002] Fam Law 342, [2002] 2 All ER 780, [2002] 2 FCR 357
Links: Bailii
Coram: Lord Justice Thorpe, Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Harrison
Where, after a children case has been heard, a party wishes to apply for the release of papers, the application should be made before the judge who had heard the case. To do otherwise left the second judge making a difficult assessment with insufficient direct knowledge of the issues and people involved.
Statutes: Children Act 1989
This case cites:

  • Appeal from – A Health Authority v X (Discovery: Medical Conduct) FD ([2001] 2 FLR 673)
    There is a compelling public interest in authorising the disclosure of documents to the General Medical Council if they ‘are or may be relevant to the General Medical Council carrying out its statutory duties to protect the public against possible . .

This case is cited by:

  • Cited – H (A Healthcare Worker) v Associated Newspapers Limited CA (Bailii, Times 19-Mar-02, [2002] EWCA Civ 195)
    The applicant had been a health care worker, but was no longer working. He had come to be HIV positive, and an order was sought protecting his identity from disclosure in the press. He had evidence that the NHS guidelines on notification of patients . .
  • Cited – British Broadcasting Corporation v CAFCASS Legal and others FD (Bailii, [2007] EWHC 616 (Fam), [2007] 2 FLR 765)
    Parents of a child had resisted care proceedings, and now wished the BBC to be able to make a TV programme about their case. They applied to the court for the judgment to be released. Applications were also made to have a police officer’s and . .

Last Update: 01-Oct-15 Ref: 167523

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