Hunter and Others v Chief Constable of West Midlands

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CourtHouse of Lords
Judgment Date1980
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2 firm's commentaries
  • The Thin End Of The Wedge: High Court Considers The Legal Test For Setting Aside A Judgment Tainted By Fraud
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 9 June 2016
    ...Burton considered the authorities in the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal, Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police[1982] AC 529 and Owens Bank Ltd v Bracco [1992] 2 AC 443, 483 provided clear and compelling evidence of the (binding) proposition that actions to set aside a......
  • Can You Challenge A Criminal Conviction In A Civil Claim?
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq UK
    • 5 June 2019
    ...issues raised at the trial. Lady Carmichael considered the 'Birmingham bombers' case of Hunter v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [1982] AC 529. During the criminal trial, there was an objection to evidence of confessions on the basis that they were obtained by violence. The trial ju......
9 books & journal articles
  • Should advocates' immunity continue?
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 28 Nbr. 1, April - April 2004
    • 1 April 2004
    ...(Lord Hoffmann). See below Part IV(F)(I) for a consideration of this issue. (86) Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police [1982] AC 529 ('Hunter'). This case was decided after Rondel [1969] 1 AC 191. See below Part IV(E) for a discussion of (87) Arthur Hall [2002] 1 AC 615, 679-......
  • Forensic Immunity Post‐Osman
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 64-2, March 2001
    • 1 March 2001
    ...r 24.2, the plaintiff must have ‘a real prospect of succeeding on the claim.’3 Set out in Hunter vChief Constable of West Midlands Police [1982] AC 529.4 [1969] 1 AC (3) to allow advocates the general immunity from civil liability which attaches toall persons who participate in proceedings ......
  • `I do not Attach Great Significance to it': Taking Note of `The Holocaust' in English Case Law
    • United Kingdom
    • Social & Legal Studies Nbr. 17-4, December 2008
    • 1 December 2008
    ...LBC v Qazi [2003] 2 FCR 43.Hayward v Thompson [1982] QB 47.Horvath v Sec. State [2001] 1 AC 489.Hunter Chief Constable of West Midlands [1982] AC 529.In Re St. Luke’s, Chelsea [1975] 3 W.L.R. 564 (Cons Ct).In Re Tucker [2000] BPIR 859 (decided in 1988).Irving v Penguin Books.Krotov v Sec of......
  • Identifying Miscarriages of Justice: Why Innocence in the UK is Not the Answer
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 70-5, September 2007
    • 1 September 2007
    ...of three teenagers for the murder of MaxwellConfait wasfollowedby the 1981 Royal Commissionon Criminal Procedure andPACE; and the Birmingham Six case led to the RCCJ and ultimately, the estab-lishment of the CCRC. In a political climate unsympathetic to due process argu-ments, cases of actu......
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