Day 270 - 28 Jun 96 - Page 02
1 Friday, 28th June, 1996
3 MR. MORRIS: Can I just say before we start, before we call our
4 witness, we have a copy of the relevant documents. The
5 first one, typewritten, is a notice of intention to apply
6 for leave to issue third party proceedings against three of
7 the inquiry agents hired by McDonald's to cojoin them as
8 defendants in the action, and this is following the Court
9 of Appeal judgment yesterday on related matters. We are
10 not going to make the application today. We are going to
11 make a full application at an appropriate time when we have
12 full advice. I do not know if you want to read it now.
14 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I will read it during the midday
15 adjournment. I will obviously hear anything you want to
16 say, but I do not want you to have any confidence that I am
17 going to allow any parties to enter this trial at this
18 stage of the matter.
20 MR. MORRIS: Right. The second document is a statement about
21 publication by the Plaintiffs of the leaflet complained of
22 yesterday outside the Court of Appeal. Mrs. Brinley-Codd
23 handed a copy of the fact sheet for the public.
25 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, let me just read it. I will put that
26 with your statement.
28 Now the appeal has been heard, I must, sooner rather than
29 later, have a copy of the amended or reamended Statement of
30 Claim and the amended Defence, because all I still have are
31 the drafts which were put before me when the matter was
32 argued, and each party is responsible for its own
33 pleadings, so far as that is concerned. But what I propose
34 to do is put them in an appropriate divider of the abstract
35 of pleadings. There is no need to have word processed up
36 the whole pleading. All I need is the form of your
37 amendment and the form of Mr. Rampton's reamendment in the
38 terms in which I gave leave to amend and reamend.
40 MR. RAMPTON: My Lord, we will have those, so far as we are
41 concerned, with your Lordship by Monday, if that is all
44 MS. STEEL: I actually did a copy of ours before for the order.
46 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, very well. If you could have a copy
47 made for me and what I suggest is not only should I have a
48 copy but the opposing party should be given a copy just to
49 check it is in the right form. Yes?
51 MS. STEEL: If we call our witness, Frances Tiller.
53 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Yes, Mrs. Tiller.
55 FRANCES MAUREEN TILLER, affirmed
56 Examined by THE DEFENDANTS
58 MS. STEEL: If you could give us your full name, please?
59 A. Frances Maureen Tiller.