Morley v Royal Bank of Scotland – Hugh Sims QC & John Virgo discuss the scope of a lending bank’s duty to a commercial borrower to treat the customer fairly


Morley v Royal Bank of Scotland [2020] EWHC 88 (Ch), [2020] All ER (D) 116 (Jan)

The court dismissed a commercial property developer’s claim for damages against the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the claims having been brought in tort and contract. The judgment raises substantial questions for borrowers and lenders as to the circumstances in which a breach of term to exercise reasonable skill and care may arise, and the parameters of the torts of intimidation and duress.

Hugh Sims QC and John Virgo acted for the Claimant.

Click here to read the full article (this article was first published on Lexis®PSL Restructuring & Insolvency on 6 February 2020).


Hugh Sims KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2014

John Virgo

Call: 1983

Related Practice Areas

Commercial Dispute Resolution

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