Join us on Thursday 22 February for our Breakfast Seminar reviewing the recent judgement in the case of Haralambous v (1) St Albans Crown Court (2) Chief Constable for Hertfordshire [2018] UKSC.

The Supreme Court considered the extent to which closed material could be taken into account by magistrates when issuing search and seizure warrants under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 s.8; by the Crown Court when asked to authorise the retention of seized material under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 s.59; and by the High Court on an application for judicial review of the legality of either of the foregoing decisions.

David Matthew and Jennifer Carter-Manning will be discussing this case and the implications for future cases. Breakfast will be provided.

Registration begins at 08.45am and the seminar will start at 09.00am

The speakers will discuss the following topics:

Police law

  1. Search Warrants; Judicial review of PACE warrants; the use of PII/CMP to prevent disclosure of the material used to get and grant warrants
  2. The right approach for the Crown Court Judge in a s 59 Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 application to retain seized property; correcting errors in search warrants;

Closed Material Procedure

  1. Distinguishing Public Interest Immunity from Closed Material Procedure
  2. A further category of proceedings where CMP will be possible. CMP to be allowed:
    1. When the Justice and Security Act 2013 does not apply
    2. In family law and and confidential commercial proceedings

The implications

  1. Possible effects on other police powers – arrest, special procedure applications.
  2. Warrants for authorities other than the police – HMRC, FCA, Competition & Markets Authority, etc.
  3. Inquiries and inquests
  4. The practicalities of CMPs – how do they work?
  5. Is statutory authority still required for CMP?

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