Search orders—executing the order
Search orders—executing the order

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Search orders—executing the order
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Getting access to execute the order
  • Executing the order
  • What happens if the applicant breaches the rules for execution of a search order?
  • What happens if the respondent does not comply with the search order?
  • Privilege against self-incrimination
  • Variation and discharge before execution
  • Variation and discharge after execution
  • Discharge on the grounds the order should not have been granted
  • More...

Search orders—executing the order

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further information, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution.

This Practice Note provides an explanation as to how a search order should be executed. It also deals with a failure to comply with the terms of the order by applicants and respondents as well as the privilege against self-incrimination. Variation and discharge of the order are explained together with the requirements for action after execution of the order has taken place.

For related guidance on search orders, see Practice Notes:

  1. Search orders—guiding principles

  2. Search orders—the application

  3. Search orders—the draft order and electronic documents

This Practice Note refers to the concept of a supervising solicitor. For an explanation of that term and the role of supervising solicitors in this context, see Practice Note: Search orders—the application—The supervising solicitor.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For consideration of the specific implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the execution of a search order, see Q&A: We are due to conduct a search order, but the premises at which it was due to be conducted have been closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and/or those due to be conducting the search have concerns about

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