British Airways has snubbed criticism from top judges, admitting it wants to push ahead with full legal action against the union.

The flag carrier has told Unite’s lawyers to keep all paperwork handy pending a “full court case in due course”, despite a warning from the Court of Appeal that it was an inappropriate use of the legal system.

The union last week won its appeal against an injunction blocking strike action on the grounds that it had failed to take all reasonable steps to inform members of 11 spoilt ballot papers.

Discharging the interim injunction on Monday, Lord Judge, the Lord Chief Justice and Lady Justice Smith agreed that it was “highly probable” that Unite would be able to prove it had fully complied wit...

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