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(1)The court may make an order under this section for the purpose of securing, in the case of any existing or proposed proceedings in the court—
(a)the preservation of evidence which is or may be relevant, or
(b)the preservation of property which is or may be the subject-matter of the proceedings or as to which any question arises or may arise in the proceedings.
(2)A person who is, or appears to the court likely to be, a party to proceedings in the court may make an application for such an order.
(3)Such an order may direct any person to permit any person described in the order, or secure that any person so described is permitted—
(a)to enter premises in England and Wales, and
(b)while on the premises, to take in accordance with the terms of the order any of the following steps.
(4)Those steps are—
(a)to carry out a search for or inspection of anything described in the order, and
(b)to make or obtain a copy, photograph, sample or other record of anything so described.
(5)The order may also direct the person concerned—
(a)to provide any person described in the order, or secure that any person so described is provided, with any information or article described in the order, and
(b)to allow any person described in the order, or secure that any person so described is allowed, to retain for safe keeping anything described in the order.
(6)An order under this section is to have effect subject to such conditions as are specified in the order.
(7)This section does not affect any right of a person to refuse to do anything on the ground that to do so might tend to expose him or his spouse [F1or civil partner] to proceedings for an offence or for the recovery of a penalty.
(8)In this section—
“court” means the High Court, and
“premises” includes any vehicle;
and an order under this section may describe anything generally, whether by reference to a class or otherwise.
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