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DBS drops court case over £8k pension review bill

DBS has dropped its court case against former network member Peter Lawrence over an alleged £8,000 pension review bill owed to the Misys-owned network.

Lawrence, who left the network in 1993, entered into a legal battle with DBS after claiming that, under the terms of his contract, he was not liable for the charges.

Just two days before the case was due to start, DBS agreed to drop the proceedings and to pay Lawrence&#39s costs.

However, because the case was settled before it came to court, the outcome does not set a legal precedent for any other similar claims.

Lawrence says: “Justice has been done and I am delighted. This is a case of the big boys trying to hammer the small people.

“The industry cannot continue to pay out large amounts of money. These costs are the result of the ineptitude of the regulator and the stupidity of the Government.”

Misys head of media relations Paul Charles says: “In light of Patrick Gale&#39s recent appointment as CEO of the Misys networks, he wants to review where we are in current cases. We want a supportive rather than hard-edged approach.

“We are actively reviewing where we would rec-over the costs we need to recover and we will review it on a case by case basis.”

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