Pollock's record-length BCCI speech bettered by Stadlen's 80-day rejoinder

Harris, Joanne
March 2005
Lawyer;3/7/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p2
Trade Publication
This article presents information on the Bank of Commerce & Credit International (BCCI) trial. The Fountain Court silk who is lead counsel for the Bank of England in its defence of claims brought by the liquidators of BCCI has now been making his opening statement for 80 days. That beats the 79-day record set in July 2004 by lawyer Gordon Pollock for the claimants, which was until now the longest opening statement in English legal history. It appears that court bundles in the case are now so vast that they are providing a physical barrier between the parties.


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