ay 5 Before continuing Barclays submission, QC Milligan wanted to give a correction to the judge on the ‘’muddled response’’ he gave yesterday as to how he believes ‘’the common law kills penalties’’. Although his correction was difficult to understand through the legal jargon he seemed to be saying that…

Joined up ‘justice seen to be done’. Today I thought I’d watch the proceedings from the victorian splendor of the feed room at the Royal Courts of Justice. On entering the magnificent building, although I was only half way through Led Zeppelin’s ‘Misty Mountain Hop’, I somehow felt obliged to…

Office of Fair Trading v Abbey National Plc & 7 Ors [2008] EWHC 875 (Comm) ( Transcripts and further information ) 17th January 2008 I arrived at the venue with no-one else in sight at 5am. The IDRC is a smart modern building with a revolving door to reception with…

The Torquay and Newton Abbot Court have today informed a claimant that the stay imposed on her claim for a return of unfair charges against Natwest Bank Plc has been overturned. The Judge originally stayed the claim pending the ultimate determination of Commercial Court Litigation brought by the Office of…

Mercantile Credit Company Ltd v Huxtable; Mercantile Credit Company v Ellis and Associated Actions COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) 1987 This is an appeal by Mercantile Credit Company Limited against a judgment of His Honour Judge Harris given in the Westminster County Court on the 12th December 1986, when the…

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