News Analysis: Retired Bank grandees face grilling in BCCI trial

Thirteen years after the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and following a record six-month opening statement from the plaintiffs, on July 19 the Bank of England started its defence in the court case brought by BCCI's liquidators. Some of the Bank of England's most senior former staff are preparing to be grilled in the high court about their role in supervising the failed bank. The trial could take years: the trial judge has blocked out his diary until the middle of 2006