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28 October 2008

Test case appeal starts

When Mr Justice Smith handed down his preliminary judgment on the test case on 24 April, inevitably the banks decided to appeal it. Anything to string the whole process out for as long as possible. Finally, today, 28 October, the appeal hearing started in the Court of Appeal.

The media have very much lost interest in the test case – gone on for far too long and far too complicated to explain to their viewers/readers. There is a brief mention of it buried on the BBC website: see "Bank charges ruling was wrong"

I can find no reports of subsequent days' proceedings.

There is a brief report in the Observer of 2 November.

For background to the test case, see previous news stories and test case.

Published and promoted by Bob Egerton, TR2 4RS