King v The Serious Fraud Office: CACD 18 Mar 2008

Restraint and Disclosure orders had been made on without notice applications at the request of South Africa. The applicant appealed a refusal of their discharge.
Held: Such orders did not apply to the applicant’s assets in Scotland. The orders were quashed and new orders substituted restricting their ambit to England and Wales.


Lord Justice Gage, Mr Justice Simon and Judge Paget, QC


[2008] EWCA Crim 530, Times 23-May-2008, [2008] 3 All ER 830, [2008] 1 WLR 2634, [2008] 2 Cr App R 22




Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 6, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Requests and Orders) Order 2005 (SI 2005/3181)


England and Wales


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Cited by:

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