UMBS Online, Regina (on the Application Of) v Serious Organised Crime Agency: CA 21 Mar 2007

Application for leave to appeal against refusal of leave to bring judicial review of a decision of the respondent agency. Leave to appeal was granted, but the matter was returned to the administrative court for review.

Ward LJ, Sedley LJ, Hooper LJ
[2007] EWCA Civ 375, [2008] 1 All ER 465
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
England and Wales
Appeal fromRegina (ex parte UMBS Online Ltd) v Serious Organised Crime Agency Admn 2007
The customers bank accounts had been frozen at the request of the respondent agency after the bank had reported what it thought was suspicious activity to the Agency. It sought judicial review of the agency’s refusal to allow the bank to resume . .
CitedSquirrell Ltd v National Westminster Bank Plc ChD 22-Apr-2005
The court conisdered the effects of the provisions of the 2002 Act to be to ‘force a party in NatWest’s position to report its suspicions to the relevant authorities and not to move suspect funds or property either for seven working days or, if a . .

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See AlsoUMBS Online Ltd, Regina (on the Application Of) v Serious Organised Crime Agency and Another CA 2-May-2007
The bank had reported to the respondent its suspicions about funds it held for the claimant. The accounts were frozen, and the customer now sought a judicial review of the refusal of the Agency to reconsider its decision.
Held: The review was . .
CitedShah and Another v HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd QBD 26-Jan-2009
The claimants sought damages after delays by the bank in processing transfer requests. The bank said that the delays were made pending reports of suspected criminal activity. The bank’s delay had stigmatised the claimant causing further losses. The . .

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Updated: 09 November 2021; Ref: scu.251612