Bunhill: Court out

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FROM one legal battle to another, this time in Jersey, where Brian West, a Gloucestershire businessman, is suing the mighty Lazards . Before Christmas, we reported the judge's remarks that a Lazards loan guarantee appeared to have been fabricated, minutes produced in court were false and that the bank could face criminal prosecution. Jonathan White, the bank's counsel, raised the report with the judge, saying it did not tally with his own recollection. The judge took exception to Mr White's query and reminded him of what had been said. Was Mr White questioning the integrity of the court? 'No', replied a subdued Mr White. The case continues.