Telegraph 31 July 12: SFO search warrants in Tchenguiz raid 'unlawful', High Court rules

Two of the country's most senior judges declared the crime-fighting body obtained the warrants "by misrepresentation and non-disclosure" to the appropriate judge.

Lord justice Thomas found the SFO would not have obtained the search and arrest warrants used against the brothers in March last year if the evidence had been "properly presented".

A court hearing to discuss the details of the case, which is expected to leave the SFO facing a large bill for damages, will be held this afternoon.

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