Proceedings between parties involved in arbitration, mediation and adjudication are, almost without exception, private and confidential.
For these reasons it is not possible to give examples of Professor Robin Callender Smith’s work as a decision-maker in such proceedings.
However, from the nearly 200 data protection and freedom of information judgments he made during 10 years between 2008 – 2018, the six highlighted and hyperlinked determinations below are representative examples of his approach to reasoned and proportionate decision-making.
Loyalist bombing of McGurk’s Bar, Belfast, in December 1971
Ciaran Arthurs v Information Commissioner, TNA and Ministry of Defence
Deaths in Home Office/Immigration custody
Medical Justice v Home Office and Information Commissioner
Intercept evidence in UK criminal and civil proceedings
Bingham Centre for Rule of Law v Information Commissioner
Vans of Hate”, anti-immigrant Home Office Operation Vaken
Home Office v Information Commissioner
Bomb threat “Tweet” that shut down airport
Ganesh Sittampalam v Information Commissioner and CPS
Scottish Devolution, Territorial Waters and Fisheries
The Scotland Office (Stage 2) v Information Commissioner