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Linklaters (A Firm) v HSBC Bank Plc and and Banco Popular Espanol: ComC 22 May 2003

A stolen cheque was endorsed in blank, and paid through an account opened for that purpose. It had been crossed ‘A/C PAYEE ONLY’ The cheques was paid in, and the money authorised for payment by HSBC. The banks had to apportion responsibility. The paying bank (HSBC) sought to apply Middle Temple, making the collecting bank … Continue reading Linklaters (A Firm) v HSBC Bank Plc and and Banco Popular Espanol: ComC 22 May 2003

Smith and another v Lloyds TSB Group plc: QBD 23 Dec 1999

A cheque was altered and presented and paid through an account operated by the defendants. The claimants asserted that the collecting bank had converted the cheque and were liable to repay its value. The cheque having been fraudulently altered, it was held that it had, under the Act, ceased to be a cheque as such, … Continue reading Smith and another v Lloyds TSB Group plc: QBD 23 Dec 1999

Marfani and Co Ltd v Midland Bank Ltd: CA 1968

A rogue opened a new bank account under a false name with the help of an incorrect reference from a valued customer. Held: When an account is fraudulently opened with the bank in the name of another person by someone pretending to be that person, the person opening the account is the customer. The court … Continue reading Marfani and Co Ltd v Midland Bank Ltd: CA 1968

Parkingeye Ltd v Somerfield Stores Ltd: CA 17 Oct 2012

The claimant company operated parking management for the defendant, charging customers for overparking. The defendant came to believe that the claimant’s behaviour was over-aggressive, and the use of falsehoods, and terminated the contract. The defendant appealed against rejection of its claim that the contract was void for illegality. The court now considered the effect of … Continue reading Parkingeye Ltd v Somerfield Stores Ltd: CA 17 Oct 2012

Purdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 30 Jul 2009

Need for Certainty in Scope of Offence The appellant suffered a severe chronic illness and anticipated that she might want to go to Switzerland to commit suicide. She would need her husband to accompany her, and sought an order requiring the respondent to provide clear guidelines on the circumstances under which someone might be prosecuted … Continue reading Purdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 30 Jul 2009