Once a writ had been issued, the Ombudsman had no standing to hear a complaint. The applicant wished to preserve his rights against the defendant in negligence but to pursue a complaint first. It was held that the writ having been issued, it would first have to be stayed, adjourned or discontinued, before the Ombudsman could accept jurisdiction on the complaint.
Gazette 25-Nov-1999, Times 03-Dec-1999
England and Wales
Administrative, Litigation Practice, Financial Services
Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.80638