Evans v London Hospital Medical College (University of London)

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date1981
CourtQueen's Bench Division
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  • M and Another v London Borough of Newham and Others; X and Others v Bedfordshire County Council
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 29 June 1995
    ...reports given by a potential witness to the legal advisors of a party for the purpose or preparing a proof. 93In Evans v. London Hospital Medical College (University of London) [1981] 1 W.L.R. 184 Drake J. held that the immunity extended to communications by the defendant to the Director o......
  • Taylor v Director of the Serious Fraud Office
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 29 October 1998
    ...one hand and qualified privilege on the other? 6 Reliance was placed on a dictum of Drake J. in Evans v. London Hospital and Others [1981] 1 W.L.R. 184. But I do not see how that case helps. The third and fourth defendants in that case were clearly potential witnesses. This is how Drake J. ......
  • Elliott v. ICPB, 2005 NSCA 115
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • 10 August 2005
    ...... I therefore agree with the test proposed by Drake, J., in Evans v. London Hospital Medical College (University of London) , [1981] 1 W.L.R. 184, 192: '... the protection exists only where the statement or conduct is such that it can fairly be said to be part of the process of investigat......
  • P1 et al. v. Bedfordshire County Council, (1995) 185 N.R. 173 (HL)
    • Canada
    • 29 June 1995
    ...[para. 86]. Watson v. M'Ewan, [1905] A.C. 480, refd to. [para. 92]. Evans v. London Hospital Medical College (University of London), [1981] 1 W.L.R. 184, refd to. [para. Palmer et al. v. Durnford Ford (a firm) et al., [1992] 1 Q.B. 483, refd to. [para. 94]. Ministry of Housing and Local Gov......
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2 books & journal articles
  • Public Interest Immunity and Disclosure of Unused Materials in Criminal Proceedings
    • United Kingdom
    • Emerald Journal of Financial Crime No. 7-4, February 2000
    • 1 February 2000
    ...a possible prosecution in respect of the matter being investigated', see Evans v London Hospital Medical College (University of London) [1981] 1 WLR 184, 192, Drake J. (50) In cases where s. 5 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 applies. Dr Helen H. Y. Lee, Barrister-at-la......
  • Developing the common law: how far is too far?
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 37 No. 1, April - April 2013
    • 1 April 2013
    ...(2007) 70 NSWLR 268. (27) Commonwealth v Griffiths (2007) 70 NSWLR 268, 280-2 [55]-[61], citing Evans v London Hospital Medical College [1981] 1 WLR 184. (28) See, eg, X (Minors) v Bedfordshire County Council [1995] 2 AC 633, 755 (Lord Browne (29) j D Heydon, Cross on Evidence (LexisNexis B......

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