Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury: CA 23 Oct 2015

Bank entitled to information needed for defence

Application to set aside the directions contained in two statutory instruments. The measures were ‘highly restrictive . . with very serious effects’. The court considered the procedures for the use of closed material and whether the claimant bank had been entitled to the gist of the allegations against it in closed material to ensure a fair trial.
Held: The directions were upheld. Further disclosures were to be made to provide the claimant with sufficient information about the allegations against it to enable it to give effective instructions to its special advocates in relation to those allegations


Lord Dyson MR, Richards, Lewison LJJ


[2015] EWCA Civ 1052, [2015] WLR(D) 427, [2016] 1 WLR 1187, [2016] CP Rep 7


Bailii, WLRD


Counter-Terrorism Act 2008


England and Wales

Cited by:

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Banking, Crime, Human Rights

Updated: 09 December 2022; Ref: scu.553680