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Security Industry Authority v Securiplan, Sabrewatch & ors - SIA has power to prosecute - (2008) EWHC 2338, 25.7.08

While accepting that the wording of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 is not ideal, the High Court has rejected a submission that the Security Industry Authority has no power to bring prosecutions under the Act.

The High Court was "wholly unpersuaded" by an argument that the Act "whilst prescribing regulatory offences, by implication requires the SIA, as the body with knowledge of non-compliance, to outsource the prosecution function to an overstretched police force and Crown Prosecution Service".

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