Hmicho v Barclays Bank plc

Practice – Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The Queen's Bench Division, in an interlocutory application by the claimant against the defendant bank, to restore access to bank services which had been frozen as a result of measures taken against the claimant's husband who had been identified by the Council of the European Union as a person who has been benefitting from, or supporting, the regime in Syria, held that: the court did not have that 'high degree of assurance' that the defendant was not entitled to hold the reasonable suspicion that the funds in the accounts which were the subject of the claimant's application belonged to, or were owned or controlled by the husband.

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