"I did not understand Mr Joseph to be applying for permission to appeal on behalf of Sir Allen Stanford. His supplemental skeleton argument said nothing about permission to appeal on his client's behalf and he made no oral submissions on the subject. I did not intend to give permission to appeal to Sir Allen."
"In my judgment, therefore, I have no jurisdiction to grant permission to appeal. If I had had jurisdiction I would not have granted permission to appeal because:
i) I do not consider that the first ground of appeal (namely that the power to recognise a receiver at common law has been abolished by the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations) has a real prospect of success;
ii) The second and third grounds of appeal were not, so far as I recall, argued before me and it must be a question for the Court of Appeal whether that court is prepared to entertain arguments that were not deployed at first instance."