Christofi v Barclays Bank Plc: CA 28 Jun 1999

A bank is under no obligation of confidence to its customer so as to prevent it disclosing to another party a fact which was ascertainable from inspection of public registers, namely in this case that a caution against registration having been warned off had subsequently been removed.


Times 01-Jul-1999, Gazette 21-Jul-1999, [1999] EWCA Civ 1695


England and Wales


Appeal fromElli Christofi v Barclays Bank Plc PatC 19-Jan-1998
A bank’s duty of confidentiality did not arise as regards information received but already known pursuant to statutory duty. The claimant’s writ and statement of claim were struck out as disclosing no cause of action. As regards the allegation of an . .
CitedTournier v National Provincial and Union Bank of England CA 1924
The court considered the duty of confidentiality owed by a banker to his client. Bankes LJ said: ‘At the present day I think it may be asserted with confidence that the duty is a legal one arising out of contract, and that the duty is not absolute . .
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Updated: 21 January 2023; Ref: scu.146610