Civil search order discloses potential criminal liability
C plc and Another v. P
Court of Appeal
“Where the execution of a civil search order led to the discovery of obscene images of children, the common law privilege against self-incrimination did not prevent the court from directing that the material be passed to the police.”
The Times, 29th May 2007
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C plc and another v. P (Attorney General intervening)  EWCA Civ 493
“The common law privilege against self-incrimination could not be invoked in relation to illegal material found on a computer in the execution of a civil search order.”
WLR Daily, 22nd May 2007
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“Lawyers for Mohamed Fayed, the owner of Harrods, will today claim they are being denied access to crucial documents relating to the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed.”
Daily Telegraph, 15th May 2007
“Large-scale corporate litigation usually means a blizzard of documentation. With the increasingly complex nature of globalised business, this can mean hundreds of thousands of documents and millions of pages. But fortunately – just as things seemed to be becoming unmanageable – salvation appeared in the shape of technology to enable lawyers to store, sort and select what was relevant.”
The Times, 9th May 2007