There has been a substantial amount of recent litigation surrounding dawn raids. A dawn raid is an unannounced inspection at premises carried out by a regulatory authority or a criminal investigatory body. 

Recent cases have raised important issues as to how the law governing search and seizure warrants works in practice. Given the enormous advances in modern technology and the mass of electronic data that can be seized under these warrants, is the legislation surrounding such warrants outdated?

Marie Bourke appears in PLC Magazine discussing search warrants and how the law governing these warrants works in practice

Legislative shortcomings exposed is available to read on the Practical Law website via subscription. 

Marie Bourke is a senior associate in the fraud and criminal litigation team whose expertise includes representing people and companies involved in allegations of high value financial crime as well as restraint orders and confiscations.