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Nicola Laver

Editor, Solicitors Journal




Lord Justice Coulson gave the Post Office a first class rebuke when he denied permission to appeal against the refusal of Fraser J to recuse himself from managing the ongoing group litigation involving claims by 557 former sub postmasters and mistresses arising from the use of the Horizon computer system introduced by the post office. The Post Office had claimed in Post Office v Bates that Fraser J had been biased in one of his judgments in the case but in a careful judgment Lord Justice Coulson stated: 'The recusal application never had any substance and was rightly rejected by the judge' 15 May 2019