Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] 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.

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