Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 698
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court

Mance LJ

Representation Anthony Boswood QC, Andrew Popplewell QC and Paul Wright (instructed by Baker & McKenzie) for the plaintiffs.
  Richard Field QC, Robin Knowles and Anthony Zacaroli (instructed by Nicholson Graham & Jones) for the first defendant until 4 December 1998.
  John Jarvis QC and Michael Rollason (instructed by Simmons & Simmons) for the third defendant until 3 December 1998.
  Edward Baily (instructed by Edwin Coe) for the fourth defendant.
  The sixth defendant appeared in person and for the forty-fourth defendant.
  The ninth defendant appeared in person.
  The tenth defendant appeared in person and for the nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first and twenty-second defendants.
  The twenty-fourth defendant appeared in person.
  John McGhee and John Bignall (instructed by Morgan Lewis & Bockius) for the fifty-third defendant.
  Richard Hacker QC (instructed by Norton Rose) for the second defendant by counter claim.
Judgment Dates: 24 June 1999


Tort - Conspiracy - Ingredients of tort - Plaintiffs bringing actions for conspiracy in relation to loan transactions - Whether necessary to establish intention to injure either plaintiff specifically - Whether capitalisation of loan debt affecting incidence of loss - Whether necessary for fraud to be independently actionable in absence of conspiracy.

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