24 January 2018

Supreme Court considers search warrant procedure

Supreme Court considers search warrant procedure

The Supreme Court today handed down judgment in R (Haralambous) v Crown Court at St Albans [2018] UKSC 1

The appeal considered the procedure for the issue of search warrants under section 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; orders for the retention of unlawfully-seized material under section 59 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001; and challenges to such decisions by way of judicial review. Melanie Cumberland appeared for the Secretary of State for the Home Department (intervening).

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