Dec 4, 2019 | NFSP
The Court of Appeal has rejected an application by Post Office Ltd (PO) to appeal against the judgement handed down by High Court Judge Peter Fraser following the Common Issues Trial which finished in March 2019. The Common Issues trial was the first of three relating to a group litigation by more than 500 subpostmasters who are suing PO over losses incurred since 2001 following the introduction of the Horizon IT system.
Talking about the Court of Appeal’s ruling, NFSP CEO Calum Greenhow said: “PO now has to stop trying to avoid the issues raised in the judgement. As the representative body for subpostmasters, we believe that measures should be put in place to prevent anything of this nature ever happening again. This is why we now have a Director of the NFSP Board, Nilesh Joshi, who has overall responsibility for legal and regulatory issues. More details of how Nilesh’s role will be of benefit to members will be forthcoming in due course.”
Back in March, the NFSP produced a Q and A document for NFSP members wishing to find out more about the case, and why the NFSP was mentioned in the judgement. This can be viewed here
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