Small claim against RBS in Oban

The small claims action brought by Ian Hamilton QC against the Royal Bank of Scotland in Oban Sheriff Court (see previously here) began on 18 February 2009.

As anticipated here, RBS is arguing that the case is too complex for small claims procedure and seeking to have it remitted elsewhere; if that argument succeeds, Mr Hamilton will be forced to give up his claim as a result of his potential liability for expenses if he loses the case.

The case is being heard before Sheriff Simon Pender and it is understood that he will give a ruling on the complexity point in a week's time.  Scots Law News offers the thought that it would be good business for Scotland's sheriff courts if it was held that the case can proceed.

No running commentary (at least as yet) on Mr Hamilton's blog.