Supreme Court says Public Bodies must Justify Refusal under Freedom of Information Act

The Supreme Court recently held, in two eagerly awaited decisions, that public bodies are required to justify any refusal to disclose confidential or commercially sensitive information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (the “2014 Act”).  This overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal, which held that the presumption in favour of access did not apply to records which fall within a statutory exemption.