March 19th, 2024 by James Goudie KC

In R ( Police & Crime Commissioner for West Midlands ) v SSHD (2024 ) EWHC 604 ( Admin )  Swift J considers aspects of the requirements for a fair and lawful consultation. First, at paras 9-20 inc, whether the consultation was undertaken with an open mind, the 1st & 4th GUNNING principles, or. there was a real possibility of predetermination, as distinct from predisposition. Second, at paras 21-42 inc, whether, in the context in which the consultation occurred, sufficient information was given to permit intelligent and informed responses, , the second GUNNING principle.

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