Greater Manchester Police v Zuniga & Ors [2021] EWHC 1572

12th July 2021

Bethany Scarsbrook writes a new case summary for Family Law week: McFarlane P gives permission for GMP to hold a class of data in connection with cases determined in the Family jurisdiction. The applicant was the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (‘GMP’). GMP sought orders in respect of material already held by them relating to data manipulation at a forensic laboratory, which they sought to use for an ongoing criminal investigation [1].

Bethany Hardwicke

The permission sought by GMP was an extension of the cooperation permitted by the 2013 Protocol, the only practical difference being that GMP’s application was made in relation to a class of data, rather than on a case by case basis [18]. None of the respondents opposed GMP’s application or chose to appear at this hearing [7].

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