Regina v Secretary of State for Trade ex parte Perestrello: 1981

When an investigating body is acting in a policing role, looking into whether suspicions of wrongdoing are justified by what they find, ‘it is wholly inappropriate for the case to be approached in the same way as one would approach a person performing a normal judicial role or quasi-judicial role; a situation where the person is making a determination.’ An investigating body must act in good faith and not for any ulterior purpose.


Woolf J


[1981] 1 QB 19


England and Wales

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CitedCheltenham Borough Council v Laird QBD 15-Jun-2009
The council sought damages saying that their former chief executive had not disclosed her history of depressive illness when applying for her job.
Held: The replies were not dishonest as the form could have been misconstrued. The claim failed. . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.346906