Application for protective cost order in appeal against asset freezing under terrorism legislation refused


Re: Begg v HM Treasury [2015] EWHC 1851 (Admin)

The appellant sought a protective costs order in his appeal to have his designation under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 declared void from the outset. The Court recognised that a protective costs order might, in principle, be appropriate to the type of case where individuals had been accused of terrorism and reliance was placed upon closed evidence, and gave five strict conditions. However, a protective costs order was premature at the present point.

Dan Squires QC was involved in this case.