Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland v Henry Butcher and Co and others: CA 13 Feb 2003

The court fiercely criticised the failure of the defendant’s solicitors to follow the practice directions and to use references to the Weekly Law Reports wherever possible as citations. The court had been badly hampered in its hearing by that and other failures.


Lord Justice Aldous, Lord Justice Chadwick, Mr Justice Munby


Times 20-Feb-2003, [2003] EWCA Civ 67, Gazette 03-Apr-2003




England and Wales


CitedPractice Direction (Court of Appeal: Citation of Authority) CA 23-Jun-1995
The direction gives precise guidance for citing cases before the Court of Appeal. Practitioners are to use Weekly Law reports citations first wherever available. . .
CitedPractice Direction on the Citation of Authorities LCJ 9-Apr-2001
The court laid down rules for restricting the citation of authorities, which rules are to be applied in all courts except criminal courts. The increase in the number of judgments series being available had come to be problematic for all involved, . .
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Litigation Practice

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