Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 308 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Pill, Robert Walker and Jonathan Parker LJJ

Representation Michael Kent QC and Isaac Jacob (instructed by Finers Stephens Innocent) for the appellants.
  Christopher Jeans QC and Annie Hockaday (instructed by Lovells) for the bank.
  Robin Allen QC (instructed by Beale & Co) for the other represented claimants.
Judgment Dates: 31 January 2002


Employment - Contract of service - Implied term of trust and confidence - Employees claiming damages for stigma suffered in search for future employment as former employees of bank - Whether breach of implied term occasioning loss to employees.

The Case

The Court of Appeal held that two employees of the failed Bank of Credit and Commerce International were not entitled to stigma damages for breach of the trust and confidence term in their contracts of employment as they had failed to prove that the stigma caused by the bank's collapse had been the cause of their unemployment.

Practice Areas

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