The Home Office says it will to seek leave to appeal, adding:
"This is not the end of the road, and the Government remains determined to deport Abu Qatada. We will consider this judgment carefully and plan to seek leave to appeal. In the meantime we continue to work with the Jordanians to address the outstanding legal issues preventing deportation."
The Home Secretary pinned her hopes for ousting Abu Qatada from Britain on a fresh deal with the Jordanians.
A Tory MP and former government lawyer give their view on the UK potentially withdrawing from the ECHR to aid Abu Qatada's deportation.
The Government has been refused permission to take its fight to remove preacher Abu Qatada from the UK to the Supreme Court.