New Bridge Holdings v Barclays Bank: 10 Feb 2006

The court suggested as a way of dealing with problems under the Act that attempts should be made: ‘to provide for some procedure whereby the arbitrary and capricious exercise of power should be prevented by the court being told, in confidence by the relevant authority, whether or not an investigation is in progress and the general nature of that investigation, so that the court could form a view – a view as to the likely success of the applicant at trial in obtaining the relief he seeks or the Bank committing an offence if it makes the transfer without the relevant consent.’


Judge Norris QC


Unrepoted 1 February 2006


Proceeds of Crime Act 2003


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedK Ltd v National Westminster Bank Plc and others CA 19-Jul-2006
The bank had declined to act upon a customer’s instructions, reporting its suspicions of criminal activity to the police. Permission was given to proceed but only after a delay. The claimant customer sought its costs.
Held: The customer’s . .
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Banking, Criminal Practice

Updated: 06 December 2022; Ref: scu.243376