Golfrate Property Management Ltd and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v The Crown Court At Southwark and Another: Admn 25 Mar 2014

The claimants sought to have set aside search and seizure warrants obtained to further enquiries into suspected breaches of EU sanctions against ZANU-PF of Zimbabwe. They alleged non-disclosure and misrepresentation.
Held: A decision to claim on public interest grounds to withhold information placed before a magistrate to obtain a warrant should be taken by a Chief Constable and was required to be sanctioned by the court.
Sir John Thomas P, Foskett J
[2014] EWHC 840 (Admin)
Bailii
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 35(1)
England and Wales
Cited by:
DisapprovedMills and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Sussex Police and Another Admn 25-Jul-2014
mills_sussexAdmn1407
The claimants faced criminal charges involving allegations of fraud and corruption. They now challenged by judicial review a search and seizure warrant saying that it was unlawful. A restraint order had been made against them and they had complied . .
CitedHaralambous v St Albans Crown Court and Another Admn 22-Apr-2016
This judicial review raised for express decision whether a person whose premises have been searched and whose property seized under a search warrant must have enough information grounding the warrant to judge its lawfulness and the retention of the . .
CitedHaralambous, Regina (on The Application of) v Crown Court at St Albans and Another SC 24-Jan-2018
The appellant challenged by review the use of closed material first in the issue of a search warrant, and subsequently to justify the retention of materials removed during the search.
Held: The appeal failed. No express statutory justification . .

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Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.523156