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An interesting article on the Express newspaper 17th Feb.



-- sean (seanmaolin@hotmail.com), February 08, 2001


I think this is referring to a court case coming up in Leeds County Court. An unnamed ex borrower is fighting the shortfall claim against him using the Limitation Act, claiming that the lender has 6 not 12 years in which to pursue for the alleged 'debt' (see under Repossession, 6/12 year rule, this web site). This issue has still to be tested in the Court of Appeal, so it would be useful if this one would go 'all the way'.

The ex borrower's solicitor is Joseph Aaron of Ilford. (Joseph Aaron and Co, City Gate House, 399-425 Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill, Ilford. Tel 0208 5180333, fax 0208 5184560.) He is a chartered insurance practitioner, so is an insurance expert as well as a solicitor.

It will be very interesting to see how this case develops. With any luck, Mr Aaron will also be taking an informed interest in the MIG scandal soon as well.

-- Eleanor Scott (eleanor.scott@btinternet.com), February 18, 2001.

Has there been any updates on this case?

-- (_Believer14@excite.co.uk), May 15, 2001.

Thanks Sean for this news i am sure many of us will watch this case closely and await the outcome

-- mark (howard@westbrook48.freeserve.co.uk), May 15, 2001.

We could do with an up date on this case. HAS ANYONE GOT ANY NEWS ON IT?

-- George Matthews (george@gmatthews22.fsnet.co.uk), July 12, 2001.

I have a feeling that the borrower lost! Can anyone confirm this?

-- jacky jones (jones5@btinternet.com), July 12, 2001.

I have a copy of the case report at home, long and dull as usual and yes the good guys lost. However, the defense case was, IMHO, a load of old rubbish and I am not suprised they lost!!

-- Matt (mattyc@ntlworld.com), July 13, 2001.

Matt I am sure everyone who reads the site would really appreciate it if you could give more detail on the case ie the arguemnts used etc. Pardon my ignorance, but what is "IMHO"? Was there any press comment on this result, that you know of? George

-- George Matthews (george@gmatthews22.fsnet.co.uk), July 13, 2001.

* IMHO * In My Honest Opinion.

-- jacky jones (jones5@btinternet.com), July 13, 2001.

Anyone who wants a copy let me know. It's big, be warned!!!

-- Matt (mattyc@ntlworld.com), July 13, 2001.

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