Media playback is unsupported on your device

Richard Durkin wins 16-year laptop wrangle with HFC bank

26 March 2014 Last updated at 10:37 GMT

A man has won a 16-year dispute over a laptop bought at a branch of PC World.

Richard Durkin, 44, claimed the HFC bank ruined his credit rating after he tried to back out of an agreement to buy a £1,499 computer in 1998.

Mr Durkin took his case to court and initially won, but it was overturned.

The Supreme Court in London has now allowed his appeal and ruled he should receive £8,000 in damages.

However, the court rejected Mr Durkin's claim for six-figure damages for the extra interest he paid and for the loss of the capital gain on a Spanish property.

Lord Hodge delivered the judgement.

Most watched

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.