Public Interest Immunity

The work relating to Public Interest Immunity (PII) entails complying with criminal court orders relating to the disclosure of sensitive files to assist both the prosecution and defence in a criminal trial.

Protecting the public

We regularly appear in court on behalf of social services and probation authorities in order to allow particularly sensitive information to be used in court. Our team has particular expertise in dealing with local authority law matters, working well with police and criminal courts to ensure proper disclosure is made and criminal trials are not hampered.


PII applications often require delicate handling by an experienced team of Crown Court solicitors as the information released in court may provoke media attention. Our highly experienced team guide public sector clients throughout the case, briefing and preparing them often at short notice and under intense time pressure achieving effective outcomes.

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Natasha Taylor, Head of Advocacy

Natasha Taylor

Dispute Resolution and Enforcement - Legal Services Manager

Natasha’s experience includes all aspects of criminal law, child protection, environmental, education, mental health, discrimination matters, licensing and public inquiries.  Due to her wealth and depth of experience in the public sector, Natasha has been involved in a number of influential projects, including being invited ...

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To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please get in touch by phone or email, or visit us at our Chelmsford office.


ELS is the inhouse service of Essex County Council.  Essex Legal Services Limited is the trading vehicle of ELS

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