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Lion Laboratories Ltd v Evans

[1985] QB 526

Case summary last updated at 02/02/2020 16:45 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Lion Laboratories Ltd v Evans

C was company which manufactured a breathalyser. D, former employee of C, leaked documents to newspapers which allegedly showed the breathalyser was liable to commit serious errors which could lead to wrongful conviction. Held:
 
·       On facts, disclosure was in public interest
Ø  i.e. as it affects life and liberty of a large number of citizens

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