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, it became avoided, and neither collecting nor paying bank were liable for its face value in conversion.


Times 23-Dec-1999


Bills of Exchange Act 1882 64, Cheques Act 1957 4


England and Wales

Banking, Torts – Other

Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.89318