The Commercial Court (Flaux J) has today given judgment on three preliminary issues in Bank Mellat’s claim for damages against HM Treasury under the Human Rights Act 1998. The Court’s judgment is here. The Bank’s claim follows the decision of the Supreme Court that financial restrictions imposed by the Treasury against Bank Mellat were unlawful, and was featured by The Lawyer as one of the ‘top 20 cases of 2015’. The preliminary issues were all resolved in favour of the Bank. Amy Rogers has acted for the Bank from the outset of these proceedings, and is led by Michael Brindle QC and Tim Otty QC, instructed by Zaiwalla & Co.