Cost of law firm raid kept from taxpayer
Tuesday 12th February 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
TREASURY and Resources is refusing to say how much taxpayers’ money has been paid in damages and costs following an unlawful police raid on a law firm’s premises.
Officers executed a warrant on AFR Advocates Court Place headquarters at 3am in June 2010 in an effort to recover a computer and mobile phone belonging to clients.
AFR actioned the chief of police and Royal Court Judge Russell Finch, claiming that the raid was unlawful.
Following two years of court wrangling the case was decided in AFR’s favour by consent.
Damages and costs were awarded to AFR but repeated attempts by the Guernsey Press for Treasury and Resources to reveal the figures have not been answered.