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Variation of sexual offences prevention order requiring the wearing of a location monitoring device was not contrary to ECHR, art 8

R (Richards) v Teeside Magistrates' Court & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 7

Related Member(s):
Hugh Southey QC
Related Practice Area(s):
Crime and Regulatory Law, Human Rights

Varying a sexual offences prevention order to require the wearing of a location monitoring device or electronic tag while away from the home address of the person subject to it came within the powers conferred by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and the interference with that person’s private life under ECHR, art 8 was “in accordance with the law”.

Julian B. Knowles QC and Hugh Southey QC were involved in this case.