Day 153 - 12 Jul 95 - Page 02
1 Wednesday, 12th July 1995.
3 MR. MORRIS: I am just trying to sort our papers out. Thank you
4 for the delay.
6 There is something, while I am sorting my papers out. It
7 was suggested that we provide copies of the letters we have
8 sent to Barlow Lyde and Gilbert, which I have done. I do
9 not know when your transcript file ceased to have our
10 letters in it.
12 MR. JUSTICE BELL: What I think you should do -- I have not
13 marked it, and I do not mind you having it -- is take my
14 bundle of correspondence and look at it and put into it ---
16 MR. MORRIS: All right, OK.
18 MR. JUSTICE BELL: -- any copies of letters which you have
19 written. Is that a bundle of them that you have there?
21 MR. MORRIS: That is it, basically.
23 MR. JUSTICE BELL: What I suggest you do is, for the time being,
24 give that bundle to Mrs. Brindley-Codd, so she can just
25 check through it and make sure there is nothing in it which
26 should not go into the correspondence bundle which I am
27 going to read.
29 MR. MORRIS: Right.
31 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Assuming she takes no exception to any
32 letters going in, ask Mr. Riley to get my correspondence
33 bundle, I will put it out here, and insert them in in their
34 chronological place.
36 MR. MORRIS: Yes. If that be the case, then I think the
37 Plaintiffs should hereafter submit letters that they are
38 going to put in to us before they are given to -----
40 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Very well, yes. Actually, you know, I do
41 not think that is necessary. There is no harm in me seeing
42 any letter; and unless I give an example, there are some
43 letters which should not go into a judge's bundle -- I am
44 not suggesting it is this case -- but if they refer to any
45 kind of negotiation, the judge should not see them. Now,
46 I am prepared absolutely to trust Mrs. Brindley-Codd as to
47 that. She knows what should go in and what should not.
48 You are not legally qualified, and, with the best will in
49 the world, you might not appreciate what ought not to go
50 in, if anything. For that reason, I think all you should
51 do is show them to Mrs. Brindley-Codd, so that she can make
52 sure it is all right for them to go in. I do not think you
53 need vet hers. You can assume that anything which is
54 written to you and has "cc" and my name on it, I am going
55 to get a copy of it.
57 MS. STEEL: I think there have been other ones that have gone
58 in. For example, we do remember last year there was an
59 attendance note that went in which we had not seen.