Last September Mohammad Rahman won a four-year battle for compensation for disabilities caused by clinical negligence. A court awarded him £500,000, which was paid into the current and savings accounts he held with Barclays. The victory was short-lived: when he withdrew £60,000 of the payout, Barclays froze both accounts.In vain did Rahman (not his real name) supply evidence that the payment was legal. Two months later Barclays confiscated the remaining £440,000 and closed his accounts. …

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