|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 687|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Civil Division|
Hirst, Auld and Robert Walker LJJ
|Representation||Lord Neill QC, David Vaughan QC, Richard Sheldon QC, Robin Dicker and Dominic Dowley (instructed by Lovell White Durrant) for the appellants.|
|Nicholas Stadlen QC, Dr Paul Lasok QC, Mark Phillips, Bankim Thanki, Rhodri Thompson and Ben Valentin (instructed by Freshfields) for the respondent.|
|Judgment Dates:||4 December 1998|
Public office - Abuse of - Misfeasance by a public officer - Ingredients of tort - Causation - Depositors with licensed deposit-taker suffering loss when deposit-taker failing because of fraud - Whether Bank capable of being liable to plaintiff depositors for tort of misfeasance in public office - Whether plaintiffs' losses caused or capable of being caused by Bank's acts or omissions.