*Lakatamia Shipping Company Ltd v Su and others

Practice – Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The defendants challenged the judge's order that, under the terms of a worldwide freezing order, non-party companies could not dispose of, charge or otherwise deal with specified assets without giving notice to the claimant's solicitors. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal held that it could not be asserted that the language of the standard form freezing order was either intended to have the effect or had had the effect of bringing within the definition of a defendant's assets, the assets of a company which he controlled and such assets were not 'directly affected' by such an order. However, there had been ample justification for imposing the order on the judge's alternative reasoning.

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