Burmah Oil v Bank of England [1980]

Balancing
may or may not require inspection of documents.
Burmah
sued Bank.
Attorney-General
intervened on behalf of Treasury to resist disclosure of papers about
government policy.
House
of Lords held inspection of documents would be necessary.
Majority
of House of Lords rejected ‘candour of advice’ argument.
[Having
inspected, House of Lords upheld claim of immunity]
House
of Lords also showed reluctance to acknowledge legitimacy of class immunity.