S 7 CPA 1997 ..extracts
(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....
(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.