Successful Search Order execution requires meticulous planning. Chris has appeared as counsel and overseen the execution of fourteen Search Orders to date. It’s unlikely that many other litigators will have this level of search and seizure expertise.
Chris was counsel before the full bench of the Employment Court in Axiom Rolle PRP Valuation Services Limited v Kapadia, the leading case on the issue of the Employment Court and the Employment Relations Authority’s jurisdiction to grant search orders. Chris has been counsel in over a dozen successful applications granted by the High Court, Employment Court and the Employment Relations Authority (pre 2006). He has also obtained a search order as part of a parallel proceeding that had been issued in both the Australian State of Victoria and Auckland. Chris has also had one search order varied on behalf of three defendants in a copyright infringement and electronic trespass case. He has also successfully sought under urgency to have another search order discharged by the High Court.
Executing search orders requires careful preparation. Planning the execution should start well in advance of the papers being filed with the Court. At least one planning meeting should be held with the execution and search team members. Multiple site searches require considerably more planning and preparation.