Search warrant and seizure were lawful even where information disclosed was not sufficient to support the issuing of the warrant


Re: Haralambous v St Albans Crown Court & Anor [2016] EWHC 916 (Admin)

Whether a search warrant could be lawful where there was insufficient evidence supporting the warrant disclosed to the claimant, given the court’s finding that redaction of evidence was necessary on public interest grounds. Held: The search warrant was not invalid. A judge could consider undisclosed material and restrict disclosure of information that led to the issue of warrants, where this was necessary in the public interest.

Mark Summers QC was involved in this case.