The trial is due to start on Monday, albeit with a time estimate of 2 days.
I blogged about the previous trial which had to be aborted after the defendant borrowers solicitor forgot to book the barrister.
Is there no limit to the excuses that borrowers can come up with to avoid their day in court?
It was genuinely the solicitors fault, not the borrower. Judge Clive Sheldon QC said at the time: “The defendant has found herself here as a result of the solicitor’s failure to ensure preferred counsel and to fail to obtain alternative counsel. In my judgment, given the particular facts of the case, not adjourning would be most unfair, given the solicitors actions and omissions”