Redacted documents deemed admissible in bad debt disputes


By Joanne Faulkner (Nov 18, 2021, 6:02 p.m. GMT) – Nothing prevents UK judges from relying on drafted documents to make debt claims decisions if the omissions do not affect the overall conclusion, an appeals court said Thursday, in a decision on the assignment of deeds.

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal said there is no need to dismiss the deed of assignment as evidence if the redactions do not affect the final decision on who can collect debt from bank loans .

The judges were considering three appeals of decisions authorizing an investment fund to collect debts from former clients of Clydesdale Bank PLC after …

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