Intelligence: Definition, Use and Disclosure Seminar (Leeds)

12 September 2014

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There is no authoritative definition of intelligence, yet the use of the term is commonplace. Whether it’s the activities of our intelligence agencies, intelligence-led policing, Covert Human Intelligence Sources or widespread criticism of its use, as in the cases of John and Joan Stirland, Mark Duggan and the recent HMIC Report on Domestic Violence, intelligence is unique for lack of definition.


Simon McKay | Principal, McKay Law Solicitors & Advocates


This seminar will approach the subject in the following way:

Defining Intelligence

rise in importance as a medium to fight crime and terrorism;
the laws response to its use (including the intelligence, the evidence debate);
sources of law to assist the definition; and
a working definition.
Use and Disclosure

assessing, managing and disseminating intelligence;
problems with current assessment regimes;
who should intelligence be disseminating;
using legal principles to assist evolve dissemination policies and MOUs; and
disclosing intelligence.

This presentation will confront the challenges forcing organisations who deal in intelligence whether law enforcement or commercial entities. In addition to drafting a working definition of intelligence it will question existing approaches and models. The objectives of the presentation include:

understanding what intelligence is (and what it’s not);
identifying new approaches to handling intelligence;
structuring current thinking, policy and practice;
protecting the “triangulation interests” (i.e. organisation — intelligence source technical or human — target)


This conference has been widely regarded as a “must attend” event for local authorities, government departments and police forces.

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  • McKay Law
  • Simon McKay

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