National Crime Agency reviews warrants after major trials collapse – The Guardian

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched an internal inquiry into its use of warrants and production orders following the collapse of major trials, amid warnings that other cases could be in jeopardy.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Code of practice for police and border officials on seizing travel documents – Home Office

Posted February 13th, 2015 in codes of practice, immigration, passports, police, search & seizure by tracey

‘Code of practice for officers exercising functions under Schedule 1 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 in connection with seizing and retaining travel documents.’

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Home Office, 13th February 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

A worrying new anti-terror law is sneaking through Parliament – The Guardian

‘As the world’s press and public stand vigil in support of Charlie Hebdo and the families of the victims of Wednesday’s attack, we wake this morning to reports that our security services are under pressure and seeking new powers. The spectre of the Communications Data Bill is again evoked. These reports mirror renewed commitments yesterday to new counter-terrorism measures for the EU and in France.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HMRC raid on claims management company was lawful, High Court rules – Litigation Futures

‘HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) did not act unlawfully when it searched and removed files from a claims management company it was investigating, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th December 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Regina (Panesar) v Central Criminal Court and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Panesar) v Central Criminal Court and another; [2014] EWHC 2821 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 382

‘Notwithstanding that the material in question had been seized without good grounds and that the relevant warrants had been quashed, the Crown Court enjoyed jurisdiction to hear an application that material held subsequent to seizure in execution of search warrants should be retained by an investigating authority.’

WLR Daily, 14th August 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc and others) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners; Regina (First Stop Wholesale Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Regina (Eastenders Cash and Carry plc and others) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners: Regina (First Stop Wholesale Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners: [2014] UKSC 34; [2014] WLR (D) 262

‘Although customs could only exercise the power under section 139(1) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 to detain goods when those goods were actually liable to forfeiture, they had a general power to detain goods which was ancillary to their power to examine them and conduct and investigation to ascertain whether they were so liable.’

WLR Daily, 11th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

R (on the application of Eastenders Cash and Carry plc and others (Respondents) v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Eastenders Cash and Carry plc and others (Respondents) v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 34 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 11th June 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Supreme Court: “reasonable suspicion” entitled customs officers to detain goods pending tax enquiries – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 13th, 2014 in customs and excise, fraud, judicial review, news, search & seizure, taxation by sally

‘Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are entitled to detain goods pending further investigation where they have “reasonable grounds to suspect” that excise duties have not been paid, the Supreme Court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Tchenguiz and another v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Deutsche Bank AG, third party); Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees SA and others v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Deutsche Bank AG, third party) – WLR Daily

Tchenguiz and another v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Deutsche Bank AG, third party); Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees SA and others v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Deutsche Bank AG, third party) [2013] EWHC 2128 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 302

“The Criminal Justice Act 1987 did not prevent the Serious Fraud Office from disclosing, pursuant to a court order in civil proceedings, documents which in the course of an investigation had been provided to it by third parties in response to notices under section 2 of the Act.”

WLR Daily, 18th July 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Policy allowing cross-gender searches in prisons not unlawful, says High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 5th, 2013 in news, prisons, search & seizure, sex discrimination by sally

“The secretary of state’s policy in respect of rub-down searches of prisoners, which allows cross-gender searches in the case of male prisoners but not for female prisoners, does not discriminate against male prisoners on grounds of sex.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Tchenguiz Brothers’ search warrants ruled unlawful – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2012 in misrepresentation, news, search & seizure, Serious Fraud Office, warrants by sally

“Search warrants issued to the Serious Fraud Office as part of its investigations of property tycoons the Tchenguiz brothers were unlawful and obtained by ‘misrepresentation’, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Education Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 16th, 2011 in education, legislation, search & seizure, teachers by sally

Education Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Education Act 2011: teachers given powers to search pupils – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2011 in education, legislation, news, search & seizure, teachers by sally

“Teachers are being given new powers to discipline pupils as part of sweeping Government reforms designed to restore order to the classroom.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

No IPCC action over reggae star raid – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2011 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, search & seizure by sally

“Police officers who carried out a raid on the home of Smiley Culture, in which the reggae star died, will not face disciplinary action from the police watchdog.”

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The Independent, 3rd September 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Regina (Bates) v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary – Times Law Reports

Posted July 22nd, 2009 in contempt of court, law reports, police, search & seizure by sally

Regina (Bates) v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“A court order requiring the police to return items seized under a search warrant could not be enforced because no time had been set for compliance with the order.”

The Times, 21st July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police chief escapes jail for refusing to hand over seized material – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2009 in contempt of court, expert witnesses, news, police, search & seizure by sally

“A chief constable was criticised by three judges today for defying a high court order to return computer hard drives containing evidence of suspected child abuse to an expert witness.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police chief Colin Port risks career by refusing to return child abuse data – The Times

“A chief constable could face jail and an end to his 35-year police career for defying a High Court order to return computers suspected of holding a huge collection of child abuse images to a controversial expert witness.”

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The Times, 27th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Harry Rednapp lawyer takes on the police again over search warrant – The Times

Posted May 27th, 2009 in news, police, search & seizure, warrants by sally

“The lawyer who has put a police chief’s job on the line over a search warrant is the same man who represented Harry Redknapp in his successful claim over a dawn raid on his home.”

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The Times, 27th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Damian Green leaks civil servant sacked – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2009 in news, parliamentary privilege, search & seizure by sally

“Christopher Galley dismissed as junior Home Office civil servant for passing information to Tory Damian Green.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Commons committee to launch rival investigation into Damian Green affair – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2008 in news, parliament, police, search & seizure by sally

“A Commons select committee is going to launch its own inquiry into the arrest of the Tory MP Damian Green, it said today (9 December).”

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The Guardian, 9th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk