No lie-ins for lawyers in the Hannam case as Mr Justice Warren orders early morning starts

CORPORATE financier Ian Hannam has already sacrificed around £20m of shares and bonuses as part of his disengagement from JP Morgan last year, which followed a £450,000 fine by the City regulator for alleged market abuse.

So as he is now funding his own legal costs, win or lose, in taking the market abuse claim to a tribunal hearing it is not exactly surprising he is hoping the process will be expedited as efficiently as possible.

As the tribunal case got underway yesterday there was a short discussion as to how many days it might take and a decision was taken to start subsequent days half an hour earlier than usual – at 10am instead of half past – in the hope of reaching an early conclusion. Whoever said judges weren’t accommodating?