The Final Countdown: PPI Appeal Withdrawn from Supreme Court

    August 2012
    In a welcome development for lenders and brokers, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has sealed a consent order withdrawing the borrowers’ appeal from the Court of Appeal’s decision in Harrison & Harrison v Black Horse Limited [2011] EWCA Civ 1128. The borrowers’ appeal will now no longer proceed to a hearing before the Supreme Court. The effect of the appeal being withdrawn by the Supreme Court1 is that the extremely positive appeal decisions of both the Court of Appeal and the High Court remain intact. They will continue to be applied by trial judges hearing payment protection insurance mis-selling disputes and remain binding on them. This will no doubt lead to many claims being struck-out or dismissed by judges in the County Court in the forthcoming few months.