This handbook, containing annotated materials and case summaries brought together in one volume, is an essential guide for practitioners, police officers, and other investigators alike. Focusing on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and the Investigatory Powers Tribunal established by the Act, it is a practical tool for use both pre-trial and during trial. The book includes all relevant materials and guidance, case law, codes, rules, and regulations with commentary, footnotes, and cross-referencing to key sections, providing quick and easy access to the law relating to surveillance and the covert gathering of intelligence.
Dr Victoria Williams is a barrister at 2 Gray's Inn Square Chambers. She was called to the Bar in 1995 and has developed a practice in general common law and human rights. She is the author of several legal texts including Civil and Criminal Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell, 1997) and the Civil Procedure Handbook (OUP, 2004). She has also been a contributing editor to The White Book (Sweet & Maxwell) since 1999.