May 032015
 

Michael Cross reports:

Legal professional bodies have renewed their call for statutory protection for professional privilege despite a landmark ruling against the security services.

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) this week ordered intelligence agency GCHQ to destroy illegally intercepted communications between Libyans subjected to renditions and their lawyers in the UK. This is believed to be the first time the tribunal has ordered an intelligence agency to give up surveillance material in its 15-year history.

Read more on The Law Society Gazette.

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