Day 250 - 15 May 96 - Page 02

     1                                          Wednesday, 15th May 1996

     2   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  I understand Mr. Brett has not turned up.
     4   MR. MORRIS:  He has not materialised.  He knows all the
     5        details.  I spoke to him on Sunday.
     7   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  When did you speak to him last?
     9   MR. MORRIS:  Sunday evening.  I do not have his phone number on
    10        me, so just have to hope that he turns up.
    12   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Yes.  Can we carry on with Mr. Nicholson?
    14   MS. STEEL:   If I can have a couple of minutes?
    16   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Yes, I will certainly give you that.  What
    17        I suggest, we carry on with Mr. Nicholson.  If Mr. Brett
    18        arrives, at a convenient break in Mr. Nicholson's evidence,
    19        your further cross-examination of him, we will stop.
    20        I will rise so that you can speak to Mr. Brett, and then we
    21        will continue with him.  That is supposing he comes.  Do
    22        you have anything to say?
    24   MR. RAMPTON:  No, nothing at all.  I have an apology to make.  I
    25        was looking at Mr. Brett's personnel file last night.
    26        I previously thought that it was not relevant, but I did
    27        spot last night one part of it which may be relevant which
    28        relates to the chronology of his employment at McDonald's.
    29        In fact, I could have blanked out lots of it.  I have not
    30        done so, I have copied the whole thing.
    32   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  If and when you have a break, because he has
    33        arrived.
    35   MR. MORRIS:  We have never met him.
    37   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  I will read that.  Where is his telephone
    38        number?
    40   MR. MORRIS:  It is at my home.
    42   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  Is there anyone there?
    44   MR. MORRIS:  Nobody is answering the phone.  I will try a bit
    45        later on.
    47   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  If he has not arrived by five to 12 we will,
    48        if need be, have a slightly longer break so you can ring
    49        again.
    51   MR. MORRIS:  Thank you. 
    53   MR. JUSTICE BELL:  We will see where we are.  Mr. Rampton,
    54        unless you have an objection to Dr. Miller, who is the
    55        expert, the physician whose statement was handed in
    56        yesterday -- do you have any objection to that going in
    57        under a Civil Evidence Act?
    59   MR. RAMPTON:  No, I do not have any objection to him at all,
    60        subject to this, my Lord:  obviously, I may want to ask

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