Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 69 (Oct)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Hawkesworth QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Andrew Hunter (instructed by Mishcon de Reya) for the claimant.
  Matthew Coleman of Bishop & Sewell for the first defendant.
Judgment Dates: 7 October 2002


Practice - Pre-trial or post-judgment relief - Freezing order - World-wide freezing order - Court granting order - Defendant applying to discharge order - Whether order to be discharged.

The Case

In refusing an application to discharge a world-wide freezing order, the court held that, in the circumstances, the claimant had a strong case, there was a risk of the first defendant dissipating his assets, and that it was just and reasonable to continue the order.

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