Full list of cases

Commercial

Coll v Floreat Merchant Banking Ltd
Queen’s Bench Division, 03 June 2014
[2014] EWHC 1741 (QB)
Administration of justice; Civil procedure; Torts, Committal for contempt; Confidential information; Contempt of court; Solicitors

Akcine Bendrove Bankas Snoras v Antonov
Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court)
[2013] EWHC 131 (Comm)
Civil procedure; Banking and finance; Freezing injunctions; Non-disclosure; Privilege against self-incrimination; Stay of proceedings; Variation

Independent Trustee Services Ltd v GP Noble Trustees Ltd
[2012] EWCA Civ 195 Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Trusts, Pensions, Equity, Civil Procedure

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
[2011] EWCA Civ 21; [2011] CP Rep. 20; (2011) 108(6) LSG 19; [2011]
Civil procedure; civil evidence; affidavits; case management; committal for contempt; disclosure; judgment debtors; private investigators; receivers; specific disclosure

Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL v Masri
(Costs) CA (Civil Division)
[2011] EWCA Civ 64
Civil procedure; appeals; case management; costs; payment into court; prejudice

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL
QBD (Commercial Court
[2011] EWHC 409 (Comm)
Civil procedure; foreign nationals; judgments and orders; jurisdiction; receivers

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL
QBD (Commercial Court)
[2011] EWHC 1024 (Comm)
Civil procedure; contempt of court; enforcement; foreign companies; foreign courts; foreign jurisdictions; freezing injunctions; information from judgment debtors; judgment creditors; judgment debtors; mitigation; receivership.

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL
QBD (Commercial Court)
[2011] EWHC 2579 (Comm)
Civil procedure; administration of justice; contempt of court; enforcement; judgment debts; judgments and orders; oil and gas industry; penalties; settlement.

Butler-Creagh v Hersham [2011] EWHC 2525 (QB)
Real property; torts; contracts; restitution; damages; breach of contract; compensatory damages; deceit; fraudulent misrepresentation; quantum meruit; unjust enrichment

Option NTC Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
First-tier Tribunal
Tax Chamber [2011] UKFTT 768 (TC)
VAT; employees; fraud; imputed knowledge; input tax; missing trader fraud; repayments

Islamic Investment Co of the Gulf (Bahamas) Ltd v Symphony Gems
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
[2010] EWCA Civ 709
Civil procedure; breach; committal for contempt; information from judgment debtors; judgments and orders; Non-disclosure

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL
QBD (Commercial Court)
[2010] EWHC 2640 (Comm)
Civil procedure; committals; disclosure

Independent Trustee Services Ltd v GP Noble Trustees Ltd
Chancery Division
[2010] EWHC 3275 (Ch); [2011] 2 FLR 174; [2011] Fam. Law 803
Trusts; pensions; civil procedure; equity; ancillary relief; assets recovery; consent orders; fraud; proceeds of crime; rescission; trustees’ powers and duties; trust funds; vesting

Brunei v Prince Jefri Bolkiah
Chancery Division
[2008] EWHC 1247 (Ch)
Civil evidence; cross-examination orders; diplomatic immunity; foreign jurisdictions; hearsay evidence

Brunei v Prince Jefri Bolkiah
Chancery Division
[2008] EWHC 1248 (Ch)
Civil procedure; abuse of process; adjournment; Brunei Darussalam; civil evidence; committal proceedings.

Prince Jefri Bolkiah v Brunei
Privy Council
[2007] UKPC 62
Bias; constitutional law; misrepresentation; affirmation; collateral contracts; estoppel

Brunei Investment Agency v HRH Prince Jefri (2006)
Misappropriation of US$30 billion; freezing orders; registration of foreign orders

Darussalem v Prince Jefri Bolkiah and others
Chancery Division
[2005] EWHC 1526

Motorola Credit Corpn v Uzan and Others (No 2)
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
[2004] 1 WLR 113
Contempt; disclosure orders; absent appellants

Renworth v Stephensen
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
[1996] 3 All ER 244
Self incrimination; freezing orders; fraud

Bennett v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis
Chancery
The Times 24 October 1997
Torts; Crown Prosecution Service; immunities; police inquiries; public policy; tortious liability

Re Jeffrey S Levitt Ltd Chancery Division
[1992] Ch 457
Self incrimination; breach of trust

Public Law And Extradition

VB v Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Supreme Court)
[2014] UKSC 59
Closed material procedure; Extradition hearings; Non-disclosure; Open justice; Right to fair trial; Witness anonymity orders

Ezz and Others v EU Council
[2014] EUECJ T-256
European law; Sanctions; Article 215 TFEU

Shankaran v India
[2014] EWHC 957 (Admin)
CBI; Classified information; Data storage; Extradition; Hearsay evidence; India; Official Secrets Act offences

Ghana v Gambrah
[2014] EWHC 1569 (Admin)
Extradition; Human rights; Assurances; Bars to extradition; Death penalty; Extradition requests; Ghana; Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Mental health; Murder; Prison conditions

R. (British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v Central Criminal Court (Supreme Court)
[2014] UKSC 17; [2014] A.C. 885;
Civil procedure; Criminal evidence; Civil evidence, Closed material; Journalistic material; Production orders

Edwards v United States
[2014] 1 W.L.R. 1532
Human rights, Fitness to plead; Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Medical evidence; Mental health; Oppression

R. (on the application of Gambrah) v Crown Prosecution Service
[2013] EWHC 4126 (Admin)
Extradition; Criminal procedure; Disclosure; Documents; Prosecutors’ powers and duties; Search

United States v Shlesinger
Divisional Court
[2013] EWHC 2671 (Admin)
Extradition; Human rights, Bars to extradition; Right to respect for private and family life; Seriousness of offence;

Lithuania v Bucnys (Supreme Court)
[2013] UKSC 71; [2014] A.C. 480
European Union; Convictions; Estonia; EU law; European arrest warrants; Judicial decision-making;

R. (on the application of Van der Pijl) v Kingston Crown Court
[2012] EWHC 3745 (Admin); [2013] 1 WLR 2706;
Criminal procedure; Police; Human rights, Applications without notice; Computer records; Identification; Private documents; Retention; Right to fair trial; Search and seizure; Search warrants

Edwards v United States
[2012] EWHC 3771 (Admin)
Carltona principle; Certificates; Execution; Extradition

Hamza v Secretary of State for the Home Department
[2012] EWHC 2736 (Admin)
Extradition; Human rights; Fitness to plead; Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; Prison conditions; Private prosecutions; Stay of execution; Terrorist offences.

Fuller v Attorney General of Belize
[2011] UKPC 23
Extradition; Constitutional law; Separation of powers

R. (on the application of Bryant) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
[2011] EWHC 1314 (Admin)
Human rights; Police; Telecommunications

R (on the application of Asliturk) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court
Divisional [2010] EWHC 2148 (Admin); [2011] 1 WLR 1139; [2011] 1 All ER 1079; [2011]
Extradition; administrative law; decisions; discharge; extradition hearings; judicial review.

R (on the application of HH) v Westminster City Magistrates’ Court
[2011] EWHC 1145 (Admin); [2011] ACD 94
Extradition; human rights; children; European arrest warrants; extradition; fresh evidence; mental illness; right to respect for private and family life; validity.

Asztaslos v Hungary
Divisional Court [2010] EWHC 237 (Admin); [2011] 1 WLR 252; [2011] 1 All ER 1027
Extradition; criminal law; criminal procedure; child cruelty; criminal investigations; European arrest warrants; extradition offences; Hungary; prosecutions.

Asliturk v Wandsworth Prison Divisional Court
[2010] EWHC 1720 (Admin); [2011] ACD 8
Administration of justice; extradition; criminal procedure; human rights; appeals; bill; decisions; extradition; habeas corpus; lawfulness of detention

Beriro v France
Divisional Court
[2010] EWHC 2071 (Admin)
Extradition; customs; cigarettes; European arrest warrants; excise duty; extradition offences; illegal importation.

Gradica v Public Prosecutor’s Office
[2009] EWHC 2846 (Admin)
Extradition; convictions in absentia; European arrest warrants; extradition; Italy; retrials; right to fair trial.

Louca v Germany
Supreme Court [2009] UKSC 4; [2009] 1 WLR 2550; [2010] 1 All ER 402; (2009) 159 NLJ 1667
Times, November 24, 2009
Extradition; arrest warrants; European arrest warrants; extradition requests; information; Interpretation.

Sinani v Albania
Divisional Court [2009] EWHC 2773 (Admin)
Extradition; convictions in absentia; extradition requests; failure to attend; hearings

T (Wardship: Impact of Police Intelligence), Re Family Division
[2009] EWHC 2440 (Fam)
Family law; Disclosure; Family proceedings; Public interest immunity; Solicitors’ powers and duties; Special advocates; Wardship

Re: Hilali
[2008] UKHL 3
Extradition; change of circumstances; conspiracy; European arrest warrants; extradition offences; extradition orders; extradition proceedings; habeas corpus; mistake; no case to answer; statutory appeals; terrorism

United States of America v Tollman
[2008] EWHC 184 (Admin)

R (on the application of Spain) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court
[2007] EWHC 2059 (Admin); [2007] Extradition LR 245
Extradition; abuse of process; Crown Prosecution Service; disclosure orders; drafting; equality of arms; European arrest warrants; Spain

R (on the application of the Central Examining Court, Madrid) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court)
[2007] All ER (D) 376

R(Government of the USA) v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Stanley Tollman
[2006] EWHC 2256 (Admin)
Statutory interpretation; abuse of process.

Office of the Kings Prosecutor v Cando Armas
[2006] 2 AC 1
Extradition; European arrest warrants; extradition offences; territory; trafficking in human beings

Re Marriotti
[2005] EWHC 2745 (Admin)
Extradition; convictions in absentia; discharge; extradition offences; habeas corpus; Italy; justice

R (on the application of Castillo) v Spain
Divisional Court
[2004] EWHC 1676 (Admin); [2005] 1 WLR 1043
Extradition; bad faith; extradition requests; habeas corpus; Spain; terrorism

R(Guisto) v Governor of Brixton Prison
House of Lords
[2004] 1 AC 101
Extradition; committal orders; convictions; fugitive offenders; habeas corpus; jurisdiction

R v Governor of Brixton Prison
[2004] 1 AC 101

USA v Boris Berezovski
(2003)

Woodcock v New Zealand
The Times 27th November 2003
Extradition; abuse of position of trust; delay; extradition; habeas corpus; sexual offences

Zezev v Governor of Brixton Prison
Divisional Court [2002] 2 Cr App R 33
Extradition; actus reus; computer crime; habeas corpus; mens rea

Re Asliturk; Asliturk v Government of Turkey
[2002] EWHC 2326 (Admin)
Extradition; committal orders; criminal charges; extradition requests

Chakkaphak v Government of Thailand
[2001] EWHC QB 158
Extradition; dishonesty; false accounting; habeas corpus; Thailand; theft

Re: Saifi
[2001] 4 All ER 168
Extradition; admissibility; burden of proof; evidence; India; murder; translations

Eidarous v Governor of Brixton Prison
Divisional Court [2001] EWHC Admin 298, 02 May 2001
Extradition; admissibility; anonymity; conspiracy; detention; evidence; witnesses

R v Governor of Belmarsh Prison ex parte Gilligan
[2001] 2 AC 84
Extradition; abuse of process; Ireland; offences; warrants

Nnamdi v Governor of Brixton Prison
Queen’s Bench Division
[2001] EWHC Admin 112
Extradition; criminal evidence; admissibility; drug offences; evidence; habeas corpus; police interviews

R v Bow Street ex parte USA
House of Lords
[2000] 2 AC 216
Extradition; committal orders; computer crime; conspiracy; United States

O v Governor of Holloway Prison
[2000] 1 FLR 147 family law; criminal law; child abduction; criminal liability; custody; extradition; United States

Peci v Governor of Brixton Prison
The Times 19 January 2000
Extradition; retrials; right to fair trial; Switzerland

R v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court ex parte Pinochet (No.3)
[2000] AC 147
Extradition; extraterritorial crime; heads of state; immunities

R v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court ex parte Pinochet (No.1)
[2000] AC 61
Extradition; international law; extraterritorial crime; heads of state; immunities

Lees v Norway
Divisional Court
(2000) 97(42) LSG 43
Extradition; habeas corpus; suspended sentences

R. v Bulgaria Ex p Ratchev
Queen’s Bench Division
17 May 2000
Extradition; criminal procedure; administrative law; Bulgaria; committals; habeas corpus; time

R. v Secretary of State for the Home Department Ex p. Pinto
Queen’s Bench Division
08 March 2000Extradition; delay; discharge; extraterritorial crime.

R v Governor of Brixton Prison Ex p Debs
Divisional Court
12 November 1999
Extradition; bad faith; evidence; habeas corpus; witnesses.

R v Bow Street Metropolitan Magistrate ex parte Government of the USA
[1999] QB 847

Re: Cuoghi
[1999] 1 All ER 466
Fraud on Credit Suisse

Government of Switzerland v Rey
Privy Council
[1999] AC 54
Extradition; Bahamas; committals

R v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court
[1998] 2 WLR 498

R v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court ex parte Government of Germany
[1998] QB 556
Extradition; committals; ill health; jurisdiction; Magistrates’ Courts

R v Governor of Brixton Prison ex parte Cuoghi
[1998] 1 WLR 1513
Extradition; authentication; committal orders; documents

R. v Secretary of State for the Home Department Ex p Launder (No.3)
Divisional Court
[1998] QB 994
Extradition; international law; constitutional law; bail; Hong Kong

R v Governor of Brixton Prison ex parte Levin
[1997] AC 741 (HL); [1997] QB 65 (DC)
Extradition; admissibility; computer output; theft

R v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court ex parte Raccagni
CO/719/97

R v Bow Street Magistrates’ Court ex parte Allison
The Times 5 June 1997
Conspiracy; computer misuse

R v Governor of Brixton Prison ex parte Bekar
The Times 10 June 1997
Extradition; authentication; warrants

R v Governor of Belmarsh Prison ex parte Dunlayici
The Times 2 August 1996
International law; extradition

Thom v DPP
[1996] Crim LR 116
Jurisdiction of the DPP; discontinuance of proceedings

R v Governor of Belmarsh Prison ex parte Martin
[1995] 1 WLR 412
Extradition; criminal law; criminal evidence; admissibility; telephone tapping

R v Governor of Brixton Prison ex parte Francis
[1995] 1 WLR 1121
International law; extradition; evidence; extradition

Re: Al-Salaam
CO/1622/94

Re: Forwell
The Times 25 October 1994
Administration of justice; extradition; sentencing; United States

Re Schmidt
House of Lords
[1994] 1 AC 339
Administration of justice; extradition; jurisdiction

Re: Evans
House of Lords
[1994] 1 WLR 1006
Extradition; international law; human rights; admissibility; evidence; international criminal law

Re: Bartley
The Times 22 July 1994 –

R v Government of Brixton Prison ex parte Osman (No.4)
[1992] 1 All ER 579
Abuse of process; fresh evidence; habeas corpus

R v Governor of Pentonville Prison and another ex parte Boettcher
CO/2196/92
Identity; warrants

R (on the application of Fini) v Governor of Brixton Prison
Divisional Court
Extradition; bad faith; extradition; oppression

Criminal

R (on the application of British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v Central Criminal Court
(Administrative Court)
20 December 2011

Option NTC Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber)
28 November 2011

Serious Organised Crime Agency v Hymans
Queen’s Bench Division
18 October 2011

R v Nazir (Azhar)
Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
[2009] EWCA Crim 213
Murder; confessions; joint enterprise; jury directions; murder; witness anonymity orders

R v Sumray
[2008] EWCA Crim 1818
Contempt of court; witness summons

R v Jones & Milling
[2007]
1 AC 136
International law; aggravated trespass; crime of aggression; criminal damage; customary law; defences; demonstrators; justiciability; offences; prerogative powers; reasonable force; war.

R (on the application of Customs and Excise Commissioners) v Nottingham Magistrates Court Divisional Court
[2004] EWHC 1922 (Admin)
Criminal procedure; legal profession. Abuse of process; attendance notes; disclosure; jurisdiction; legal professional privilege; prejudice; right to fair trial; stay of proceedings

R v Jones (Margaret)
Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
[2004] EWCA Crim 1981; [2005] QB 259
International law; crime prevention; criminal damage; defences; duress; honest belief; international crimes; jurisdiction; necessity; war

R (on the application of Theobald) v Nottingham Magistrates’ Court
[2002] 2 AC
Criminal procedure; admissibility; committals; criminal evidence; judicial review; procedural impropriety

R (on the application of A) v Snaresbrook Crown Court
Times, July 12, 2001
(Administrative Court)
Appropriation; companies; directors; theft.

RE Owens
[2000] Cr App R 1
Child abduction; foreign protection orders.

R v Bow Street Metropolitan Magistrates ex parte Government of the USA
House of Lords
[2000] 2 AC 216
Computer misuse, conspiracy, statutory construction

R v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Launder
6 March 1998
Corruption, criminal evidence

R v Staines Magistrates’ Court ex parte Westfallen
[1998] 1 WLR 652
Illegality of arrest

R v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis Ex p. P Divisional Court
(1996) 8 Admin LR 6
Criminal procedure; criminal evidence; police; cautions; juvenile offenders

DPP v Butterworth
House of Lords
[1995] 1 AC 381
Road traffic; breath tests; charges; drink driving offences; duplicity

R v Sheffield Crown Court Ex parte DPP
3 March 1994
Criminal procedure; administrative law; committals; criminal procedure; sentencing

McAngus, Re
Divisional Court
13 December 1993
Criminal evidence; counterfeiting; deception; intention; Theft Act offences

Shaw v DPP
[1993] 1 All ER 918
Road traffic; Criminal procedure; Criminal law; blood tests; breath tests; drink driving offences; duplicity; informations

R v Rashid Rama
(1992) 13 Cr App R (S) 63
Sentencing

R v Ellis
(1991) 95 Cr App R 52
IRA bomb maker, statutory construction, definition of conspiracy to cause explosions

R v Clerkenwell Magistrates’ Court ex parte Bell
Abuse of process, natural justice.

The People (at the suit of the Director of Public Prosecutions),
Respondent v John Gilligan, Applicant (No 2)
Irish Supreme Court, [2006] IESC 42 Irish constitution

Terrorism

R v Ibrahim and others
[2008] EWCA Crim 880
21/7/05 London Bombings

United States of America v Kadir & Othr
(Trinidad) CV 2007-3062
Conspiracy to bomb JFK airport in New York

Ramda v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor
[2005] EWCH 2526 (Admin)
Bombing of the Paris Metro and TGV

R v Zardad (2005)
Afghan warlord convicted in UK for torture and hostage taking in Afghanistan

Argentina v Hadi Soleimanpour (2004)
Bombing of Jewish centre

R v Kalayci (2004)
DHCKP terrorist organisation

USA v Abu Hamza (2004)
Terrorism in US and Yemen

Re: Al Fawwaz
House of Lords
[2002] 1 AC 556
Al Qaeda bombings of US Embassies

Re Moley
CO 1032/94
Stinger missile sale

R v Edward Pearce
Mardi Gras bomber