Regina v Central Criminal Court Ex Parte Propend Finance Pty Ltd and Others: QBD 17 Mar 1994

A Home Secretary requesting warrants must be specific on the type he required. It was his duty, and not that of the police to state the method of seizure of documents for use in a foreign jurisdiction. A judge making an order should give reasons for the order.
Laws J
Independent 29-Mar-1994, Times 05-Apr-1994, (1995) 1 Cr App R 26
Criminal Justice (International Cooperation) Act 1990 7
England and Wales

  • Cited – Baccus SRL v Servicio Nacional Del Trigo CA 1956
    The defendant organisation carried on business from Spain and was sued in England for damages for breach of a commercial contract. An appearance was entered by their solicitors in London and a consent order made for security for the organisation’s . .
    [1958] 1 QB 438, [1956] 3 All ER 715, [1956] 3 WLR 948

Cited by:

  • At QBD – Propend Finance Property Ltd and Others v Sing and Another CA 17-Apr-1997
    Diplomatic immunity had not been waived by an Australian policeman acting in breach of a court undertaking re documents. The effect of s14(1) was to give state officials protection ‘under the same cloak’ as the state itself: ‘The protection afforded . .
    Times 02-May-97, [1997] EWCA Civ 1433, (1997) 111 ILR 611
  • Cited – Jones v Ministry of Interior for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and others HL 14-Jun-2006
    The claimants said that they had been tortured by Saudi police when arrested on false charges. They sought damages, and appealed against an order denying jurisdiction over the defendants. They said that the allegation of torture allowed an exception . .
    [2006] UKHL 26, [2007] 1 AC 270, [2007] 1 All ER 113, [2006] 2 WLR 1424
  • Cited – Regina v Lewes Crown Court and Chief Constable of Sussex Police ex parte Nigel Weller and Co Admn 12-May-1999
    The applicant sought judicial review of a decision to grant a search warrant in respect of his offices, saying that the material covered was protected by legal privilege. The warrant had been unavailable under section 8 because of the privilege, and . .
    [1999] EWHC Admin 424
  • Cited – Reyes v Al-Malki and Another SC 18-Oct-2017
    The claimant alleged that she had been discrimated against in her work for the appellant, a member of the diplomatic staff at the Saudi Embassy in London. She now appealed against a decision that the respondent had diplomatic immunity.
    Held: . .
    [2018] 1 All ER 629, [2017] UKSC 61, [2017] ICR 1417, [2018] IRLR 267, [2017] 3 WLR 923, [2017] WLR(D) 692, [2019] AC 735, UKSC 2016/0023

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 04 December 2020; Ref: scu.86316