Wood v North Avon Magistrates Court: Admn 10 Nov 2009

The claimant sought to have quashed a search warrant issued by the respondent.
Held: A judge issuing a warrant needs to give reasons for his decision. They need not be elaborate but they ought to be sufficient to enable the subject of the warrant to understand why the judge was satisfied that the evidence justified issuing it.


Moses LJ, Simon J


[2009] EWHC 3614 (Admin)




Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 8


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedMills and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Sussex Police and Another Admn 25-Jul-2014
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 . .
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Updated: 22 May 2022; Ref: scu.401949