Clients sometime wonder why we always check and double-check their bank account details before making a payment. This unfortunate saga (not Lodders!) eventually had a happy ending, but it serves to remind everyone of the importance of double-checking those bank details.
Teich had given his correct name, address and Barclays account number in Cambridge to his solicitor – but the wrong sort code. The money went straight to another Barclays customer, also in the Cambridge area who, alarmingly, had an account with the same number as Teich, though a slightly different sort code. Worse, the person refused to return the money