*R (on the application of Chaudhary) v Bristol Crown Court and another

Warrant – Search warrant. The claimant sought judicial review of the first defendant's decision that it had no jurisdiction to entertain his application for the return of items seized under search warrants. The Divisional Court, in dismissing the application, held that, as the only route to challenge whether a warrant was lawful was by way of judicial review, the judge had correctly held he had no jurisdiction. Further, the claimant had not made out his case that the searches and seizures had gone beyond the purpose for which the warrants had been issued.

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