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Case dropped against former BoI director

According to a court order issued by the Queen’s Bench Division on 12 September, claimants Paul Carew and Neville Mody agreed terms of settlement and apologised for making a string of claims against Irfan Qadir.

Mr Qadir, who was represented by barrister Arfan Khan, refuted the accusations relating to events that allegedly took place in 2005, when Mr Carew and Mr Mody were owners of the Penthouse club in Leicester Square.

According to the court order, Mr Mody and Mr Carew had made several claims against Mr Qadir, including an allegation that he had been associated with a criminal gang and had used 10 men with large dogs to take over the Penthouse while he was a director of the Bank of Scotland.

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They also claimed that Mr Qadir – who has received the Star of Pakistan business honour for services to banking – was responsible for threats of violence and intimidation towards the claimants and their families.

In the court order, the two men agreed to withdraw all their claims against Mr Qadir, and agreed to apologise for making such allegations. They have also agreed not to repeat these or any other allegations in the claims or to commence any further proceedings.

Further, the court order said: “The claimants and defendant agree that they will pay their own costs of the proceedings and that they will not make any application for a wasted costs order against the other party or that party’s legal representatives.

“The claimants and the defendant agree that they will not commence any further proceedings in respect of, or in relation to, the claims or the events which gave rise to them.”