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A Brief History of Investigatory Powers and the Human Right to Privacy

Introduction ‘Surveillance is permanent in its effects, even if it is discontinuous in its action.’ - Michel Foucault.[1] Privacy as an idea has been around for a long time. The word comes from the Latin Privatus – to be withdrawn from public gaze and has become a thing of importance and value to us as individuals. Invasion of this privacy by the state has been ...
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Beware of Friends Giving Advice

There was a judgement handed down by the courts in 2017 on the case of Lejonvarn v Burgess [2017] EWCA Civ 254. This case is about a friend that does someone a favour in a professional capacity and gets it wrong. The (ex) friend was sued for damages and had to pay out a substantial amount in compensation and in costs. The case builds on ...
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