- The potential complications of a freezing injunction (Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Bestfort Development)
- Original news
- What was the background to the case?
- What were the grounds of appeal?
- What did the court decide in relation to each ground and on what basis?
- Existence of assets
- Risk of dissipation
- Is the law now sufficiently clear on existence of assets?
- What are the implications of the judgment for applicants seeking freezing injunctions?
- Is the decision part of any wider trend in this area of law?
Dispute Resolution analysis: When deciding whether to make a freezing injunction, what test should a court apply to determine whether the respondent in fact has assets that will be caught by the order? William Christopher, a partner in Kingsley Napley's dispute resolution team, considers the Court of Appeal's approach on that and other matters in Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Bestfort Development.
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