Warrants: a Changing Landscape?

Registration: 5.45pm
Start: 6.00pm
Drinks Reception: 7.30pm

Speakers: George Carter Stephenson QC, Peter Doyle QC, Stephen Gentle, Nathaniel Rudolf

"In R. (on the application of Rawlinson and Hunter Trustees) v Central Criminal Court [2013] 1 W.L.R 1634 [the 'Tchenguiz case'] the Divisional Court invited the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee to consider some of the issues raised in that case. That process has begun and new rules and forms are in place ready for 7th October 2013. The problems in the Tchenguiz case have left the SFO vulnerable to a claim for £300,000,000. Whilst not all matters where warrants have been issued will have potential consequences of that magnitude now is the time to understand and get to grips with the powers of the courts, the way in which the authorities apply to those courts and the information they must produce, challenging either the obtaining of the order or the consequences of it and appreciating that this is the area that many clients will wish advice and action upon.

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