On appeal from: [2008] EWCA Civ 1187. Supreme Court refuses to postpone effect of its asset-freezing decision

In a follow-up judgment , the Supreme Court refused to grant HM Treasury any suspension of the quashing of the asset-freezing legislation which it struck down last week in Ahmed and others v HM Treasury [2010] UKSC 2.

Lord Phillips, the President of the Court, said that the “court should not lend itself to a procedure that is designed to obfuscate the effect of its judgment”.  Lord Hope, the Deputy President, dissented and would have granted the suspension sought.

For judgment, please download: [2010] UKSC 2 & 5

For the Court’s press summary, please download: Press Summary

For a non-PDF version of the judgment, please visit: BAILII

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