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RBS chiefs may face fraud trial over seizure of IT firm

Tom Harper and Aimee Donnellan June 12 2016, 12:01am, The Sunday Times Neil Mitchell, who is trying to mount a private criminal prosecution against RBS executives, with girlfriend Sarah Morgan yesterday FRANCESCO GUIDICINI Senior executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland are facing…

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Social purpose cast aside as RBS crushes small businesses for profit

Move Your Money May 18, 2015 A modern society cannot function without banks. Whether it’s to provide a place to store your money, create payments between people and businesses, or to provide credit to those who need it, banks perform…

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RBS ‘stripped assets’ of struggling companies

James Hurley Enterprise Editor Published at 12:01AM, May 5 2015 Royal Bank of Scotland was under pressure to strip companies of their assets to improve its balance sheet, The Times can reveal. The bank’s global restructuring group, which was supposed…

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WITNESS CREDIBILITY: WHAT FACTORS DOES THE COURT LOOK AT? ANOTHER EXAMPLE FROM THE MERCANTILE COURT

THE CASE There is an excellent post by Janna Purdie on the Lexis Nexis Dispute Resolution Blog discussing this case in relation to the credibility of witnesses. REVIEW OF GUIDANCE IN RELATION TO CREDIBILITY HH Simon Brown QC reviewed the…

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GET YOUR WITNESS TO CHECK THEIR STATEMENT CAREFULLY: OR ELSE

Many earlier posts have concentrated upon the need for care and accuracy in the drafting of witness statements. A classic example of the problems that can occur is shown in the judgment of Mr Justice Warby in David Halberstam -v-…

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FREEZING ORDERS AND THE DUTIES OWED ON EX PARTE APPLICATIONS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS THAT CAN BLOW UP IN YOUR FACE

February 19, 2014  COOKE -v- VENULUM PROPERTY INVESTMENTS LTD [2013] EWHC 4288 Freezing orders are part of the “nuclear weapons” of civil litigation. As such they should be approached with extreme care.  This case illustrates the dangers involved when a…

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Civil Litigation Brief THE DUTY OF FULL AND FRANK DISCLOSURE:

In PCV -v- The Y Regional Government of X [2014] EWHC 68 (Comm) Mr Justice Hamblen set out, in clear terms, the rigorous nature of the duty to give full and frank disclosure to the court when making a without…

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