Depositors’ Protection Board v Dalia: HL 20 May 1994

The House was asked as to the meaning of the word ‘depositor’. Regulations were prayed in aid which were made four years after the date of the enactment.
Held: The protection given by the Depositor Protection Scheme does not extend to equitable assignees of deposits. Such assignees are not depositors within the meaning of the scheme. Lord Browne-Wilkinson said that regulations could only be used an aid to construction where the regulations are roughly contemporaneous with the Act being construed.
After a legal assignment only the assignee can be said to have any entitlement against the Defendant.


Lord Browne-Wilkinson


Times 20-May-1994, Gazette 29-Jun-1994, Independent 31-May-1994, [1994] 2 AC 367, [1994] 2 AC 367


Banking Act 1987 58(1)


Appeal fromDepositors’ Protection Board v Dalia and Another CA 11-May-1993
The Board was liable to pay compensation claims from equitable assignees of depositors with a failed bank. They were not to be excluded from making claims. . .
At First InstanceDepositors Protection Board v Dalia and Another ChD 18-Nov-1992
Equitable assignees of deposits in a bank where those deposits were protected under the scheme, were entitled to the compensation which would have been paid to the beneficial owners. . .

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