Nolan LJ said that the phrase used in section 15(6)(b), ‘so far as is practicable,’ is imprecise and that it may well be impossible to draw a clear line between what is and what is not practicable. Judges: Nolan LJ Citations: Unreported 14 February 92 Statutes: Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 15(6)(b) Jurisdiction: England … Continue reading Regina v Central Criminal Court ex parte A J D Holdings Ltd: CACD 14 Feb 1992
The claimant sought damages, alleging: ‘oppressive questioning, unlawful arrest, unlawful detention, unlawful search of her home, theft and / or failure to secure her home premises, and the wrongful declaration by the UKBA that she was an illegal migrant subject to removal under Immigration Act 1971 s.10 provisions’ and theft. The court now considered the … Continue reading Poonam v Secretary of State for The Home Department: QBD 18 Jul 2013
The claimant sought to challenge search warrants issued by the respondents. The warrants were criticised as being too widely drawn, and in breach of the 1984 Act. Criticism was also made of the implementation of the searches, in the use of excess . .
The claimant accountant sought the quashing of a search warrant granted by the respondent to the police. Held: The warrant failed to comply with s. 15(6)(b) of PACE and was invalid. Citations:  EWHC 1512 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 8 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Global … Continue reading Power-Hynes and Another v Norwich Magistrates’ Court and Another: Admn 26 Jun 2009
The claimant sought an order quashing a search warrant, and for damages. The officer had said that he had evidence that the claimants were storing an distributing from the premises large quantities of counterfeit goods and drugs. Held: The warrants were unlawful, in that the magistrates had applied the wrong test for their issue, in … Continue reading Global Cash and Carry Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court and Others: Admn 19 Feb 2013
The claimant challenged search warrants issued by the respondents, on the grounds first that the warrants were too wide in the description of the property which might be seized, that the description of property sought in the warrant was so wide that the Magistrates could not have been satisfied that there were reasonable grounds for … Continue reading Lee and Others v Solihull Magistrates Court and Another: Admn 5 Dec 2013
The claimants challenged the lawfuness of search warrants issued by the respondent court. They were solicitors, and were related to a person suspected of murder who was thought to have fled the country. The officers were looking for evidence that they had assisted the escape. Held: The warrants had been issued unlawfully. They had been … Continue reading AB and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court and Another: Admn 10 Apr 2014
The claimant sought judicial review of warrants issued at the request of the respondent, saying that they failed to comply with the requirements of section 15, and that no magistrate could reasonably have been satisfied that section 8 had been . .
Judicial Review is not the appropriate way to challenge the excessive nature of a search warrant issues by magistrates. A private law remedy is better. Jowitt J said: ‘Judicial review is not a fact finding exercise and it is an extremely . .