Hunter and Others v Chief Constable of West Midlands

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtHouse of Lords
Judgment Date1980
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    • Malaysia
    • High Court (Malaysia)
    • 1 January 2010
  • Joseph Ackerman v Andrew Robert Thornhill QC and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Chancery Division
    • 26 January 2017
    ...was unanimously reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in Hunter v Chief Constable of West Midlands [1980] QB 283 and [1982] AC 529 (" Hunter"). The case involved an attempt by the claimants, who had been convicted of the Birmingham bombings in 1974, to sue the ......
  • Patokh Chodiev and Others v Kirill Ace Stein
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 20 May 2015
    ...at 182–3. 16 The authorities in the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal, which seem to me clear and compelling, are Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police [1982] AC 529 and Owens Bank Ltd v Bracco in the CA and HL [1992] 2 AC 443. I shall underline in what follows the refe......
  • Balber Kaur Takhar v Gracefield Developments Ltd and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • 21 March 2017
    ...reasonable diligence. For this Mr Khangure relies on the decision of the House of Lords in Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands [1982] AC 529. This was concerned with whether actions for assault brought against the police by the six men convicted of the Birmingham public house bom......
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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......
5 books & journal articles
  • 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 ......
  • 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......
  • Destruction of documents before proceedings commence: what is a court to do?
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 27 Nbr. 2, August 2003
    • 1 August 2003
    ...and Gaudron JJ). (118) (1993) 177 CLR 378. (119) (1993) 177 CLR 378, 393, citing Hunter v Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police [1982] AC 529, 536 (Lord Diplock). See also Hamilton v Oades (1989) 166 CLR 486, 502 (Deane and Gaudron JJ); Simsek v Macphee (1982) 148 CLR 636, 640 (Stephe......
  • Inherent jurisdiction and inherent powers of irish courts
    • Ireland
    • Irish Judicial Studies Journal Nbr. 2-9, July 2009
    • 1 July 2009
    ...480. 122 De Jersey, “The Inherent Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court” (note 2), p. 327. 123Hunter v. Chief Constable of the West Midlands [1982] A.C. 529. 124 Abse v. Smith [1986] 1 Q.B. 536, C.A. 125 Re B [1994] 2 F.L.R. 479, C.A. 126 Kinnard v. Field [1905] 2 Ch. 306. 127 De Jersey, “The I......
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