Calls for an inquiry into the Kinnect collapse have fallen on deaf ears at Lloyd's.

Some wags are planning their own court of inquiry within the salubrious confines of Balls Brothers, Lime Street.

In true kangaroo court style, the Lloyd's market crowd will be able to witness a less-than-forensic, but no doubt amusing, inquiry. Kinnect's former chairman, Iain Saville, and former Lloyd's chief Nick Prettejohn would surely be prize witnesses, but Backchat predicts there is more chance of the market getting its £70m Kinnect spend back than either of them taking the stand.