A significant development in Freedom of Information law this morning, as the (UK) Supreme Court confirms that governmental attempts to veto an order of the Upper Tribunal (equivalent to the High Court in information/data privacy cases) were invalid and unenforceable.

It is not that often that the principles of the separation of powers that are drummed into lawyers during their first term of university are actually seen in action. But this is a landmark case re-asserting the primacy of the Courts over Government in matters of the interpretation and application of the law.