*Business Energy Solutions Ltd and others v Crown Court at Preston

Warrant – Search warrant. Data copied from computer devices, pursuant to lawfully obtained warrants, amounted to seized property which was capable of being returned, including through deletion or destruction, and the reasonable practicability of separation test, in ss 53 and/or 59 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001, was the broader practical capability test, and not the narrower test of technical or physical separation. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the claimants' application for judicial review of the defendant court's refusal to order return of the copies, further held that the judge had come to the correct conclusion as to reasonable practicability.

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