The former head of a premier financial lobby group utilized lewd and offensive language to explain financier amanda staveley, the tall court has heard.

Stephen jones, who resigned final month as head of british finance, stated in 2008 that ms staveley ended up being thick as shit, the court ended up being informed on thursday.

The comments were disclosed as an element of a 1.5bn high legal trial by which ms staveleys investment company pcp is suing barclays over its $12bn fundraising from qatar that year.

Ms staveley, who was simply leading a synchronous fundraising in 2008 with abu dhabi, states she'd not need invested had she known barclays had hit key side discounts and paid undisclosed fees with qatar. barclays denies wrongdoing.

In taped phone calls made as he ended up being a senior banker at barclays, mr jones also stated the financier had big breasts and speculated whether she was resting with abu dhabi royal sheikh mansour.

After mr jones started giving proof towards municipal trial on thursday, the tall court was given information on a phone call in october 2008 between mr jones and stephen morse, then mind of conformity at barclays, where the former supervisor for the financial lobby team made lewd responses.

In a call between your exact same men 2 days earlier, mr jones known ms staveley as prince andrews previous gf and stated it absolutely was because context that she got close to several sheikhs and she was doing their company ambassador part. he described the girl as somebody who mansour trusts, along with his face with all the outside world.

He carried on: whether shes sleeping with him, or not, we couldnt let you know. i question that it is honest but anyhow, after all, you know.

Mr jones resigned from their role at united kingdom finance final month and apologised to ms staveley and his peers at the lobby team the opinions, that he stated were completely improper and never meet the criteria of language and behaviour we rightly anticipate.

Joe smouha qc, barrister for pcp, informed mr jones on thursday that ms staveley had accepted their apology.

Mr jones had been cross-examined on thursday about reviews he made about roger jenkins, the former head of barclays middle eastern business, just who spearheaded the 2008 fundraisings.

In a 2014 interview utilizing the serious fraud office, mr jones labeled as mr jenkins a deeply unpleasant guy and extremely, really nasty to focus for. he stated the banker, nicknamed big dog by colleagues, worked for roger jenkins plc he didnt work with barclays plc, and behaved like the king of barclays, the courtroom heard.

Mr jones informed the high legal on thursday that mr jenkins ended up being difficult charging and a really demanding taskmaster whom delivered short typo-riddled emails.

In cross-examination with mr smouha, mr jones concurred thatmr jenkins focus was on how much he had been paid.

I respected him, mr jones said. i do not think liking somebody is essential running a business...at times i believed he placed his own interest above compared to the bank as a whole.

The scenario continues.