Clyde & Co (Scotland) LLP v Procurator Fiscal, Edinburgh

Criminal procedure – Search warrant – Interim suspension. High Court of Justiciary: In a bill of suspension presented by complainers, a firm of solicitors, seeking interim suspension of a search warrant granted by a sheriff, the complainers asserting legal privilege in respect of the material sought by the respondent, the court decided to suspend the search warrant ad interim, concluding that the respondent's actions in applying for the warrant on the basis of his petition were oppressive as the petition was misleading, if not simply inaccurate, and the standards of accuracy required of a party seeking a remedy ex parte had not been met.

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