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Re A Debtor (Order in Aid No 1 of 1979) ex parte Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey: 1981

The court noted the differences in bankruptcy law between England and Jersey: ‘The word ‘bankruptcy’ in section 122, if indeed it refers at all to process of bankruptcy, must, in my judgment, be construed in a wide sense, for the section is designed to produce co-operation between courts acting under different systems of law, and … Continue reading Re A Debtor (Order in Aid No 1 of 1979) ex parte Viscount of the Royal Court of Jersey: 1981

Sinclair v Brougham: HL 1914

An insolvent building society had, outside its powers, run a banking business. The House considered the competing claims of the unadvanced shareholders of the building society’s intra vires business, members of the society who had not been granted mortgages, and the depositors of its ultra vires banking business. The claims of all other creditors had, … Continue reading Sinclair v Brougham: HL 1914

The Farmers’ Mart Ltd v Milne: HL 16 Jul 1914

A firm of live-stock salesmen, agents, auctioneers, appraisers, and land-surveyors, agreed with their manager that he should be entitled, with their consent, to accept any appointment as factor, or trustee on, or other office involving the management of any estate, the fees so earned by him to be pooled with any fees or commissions earned … Continue reading The Farmers’ Mart Ltd v Milne: HL 16 Jul 1914

LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd, The Joint Administrators of v Lehman Brothers International (Europe), The Joint Administrators of and Others: SC 17 May 2017

In the course of the insolvent administration of the bank, substantial additional sums were received. Parties appealed against some orders made on the application to court for directions as to what was to be done with the surplus. Held: The Court considered the so called waterfall of distributions made on liquidation which proved to be … Continue reading LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd, The Joint Administrators of v Lehman Brothers International (Europe), The Joint Administrators of and Others: SC 17 May 2017

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Smithkline Beecham Plc Glaxosmithkline UK Ltd and Another v Apotex Europe Ltd and others (No 2): CA 23 May 2006

The parties to the action had given cross undertakings to support the grant of an interim injunction. A third party subsequently applied to be joined, and now sought to take advantage of the cross undertakings to claim the losses incurred through the giving of the ‘wrongful undertakings’ Held: The joined party, who had not itself … Continue reading Smithkline Beecham Plc Glaxosmithkline UK Ltd and Another v Apotex Europe Ltd and others (No 2): CA 23 May 2006

Al Sabah and Al Sabah v Grupo Torras SA Culmer as trustee of the property of Sheikh Fahad Mohammed Al Sabah, bankrupt: PC 11 Jan 2005

PC (Cayman Islands) The claimant complained of an order of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands, requiring him to comply with a letter of request from the Grand Court of the Bahamas. Held: In earlier times, Acts of the English parliament were readily held to apply throughout the Empire. Over time two other … Continue reading Al Sabah and Al Sabah v Grupo Torras SA Culmer as trustee of the property of Sheikh Fahad Mohammed Al Sabah, bankrupt: PC 11 Jan 2005

Re Kumar (A Bankrupt), ex parte Lewis v Kumar: 1993

H had transferred his interest in the jointly owned matrimonial home to W for her promise to have sole liability for the mortgage debt. Nearly a year later her divorce claim for capital provision was dismissed by consent on the basis that H had already transferred his interests to W. H was bankrupted, and his … Continue reading Re Kumar (A Bankrupt), ex parte Lewis v Kumar: 1993

Trustee of the Property of F C Jones and Sons (A Firm) v Jones: CA 13 May 1996

A bankruptcy order was made in 1984. Under the 1914 Act the trustee in bankruptcy got title to all the assets of the bankrupt as of the date of the act of bankruptcy. So, the trustee owned the partnership assets. The wife drew andpound;11,700 out of those assets and invested in potato futures. By November … Continue reading Trustee of the Property of F C Jones and Sons (A Firm) v Jones: CA 13 May 1996

A, K, M, Q and G v HM Treasury: Admn 24 Apr 2008

The applicants were suspected of terrorist associations. Their bank accounts and similar had been frozen. They challenged the Order in Council under which the orders had been made without an opportunity for parliamentary challenge or approval. Held: The Orders must be set aside. ‘It is I think obvious that this procedure does not begin to … Continue reading A, K, M, Q and G v HM Treasury: Admn 24 Apr 2008

Newgate Stud Company, Newgate Stud Farm Llc v Penfold, Penfold Bloodstock Limited: ChD 21 Dec 2004

The claimants sought damages from the defendant. He had been employed to manage their horse-racing activities, and it was alleged that he had made secret profits. The defendant denied any dishonesty, saying all matters were known to the deceased principal of the claimants. Held: The defendant had withheld disclosure of his possible personal interests in … Continue reading Newgate Stud Company, Newgate Stud Farm Llc v Penfold, Penfold Bloodstock Limited: ChD 21 Dec 2004

Re Abbot (A Bankrupt), ex parte Trustee Of The Property Of The Bankrupt v Abbot: QBD 1983

An ancillary relief order was made in December 1978, following a compromise agreement. It provided for the sale of the former matrimonial home and the payment to the wife from the proceeds of sale of andpound;18,000. The husband was adjudicated bankrupt in May 1980. The trustee applied for an order declaring that the order was … Continue reading Re Abbot (A Bankrupt), ex parte Trustee Of The Property Of The Bankrupt v Abbot: QBD 1983

In re Cutts (a bankrupt); Ex parte Bognor Mutual Building Society: CA 1956

Decisions are often made not for a single reason but for a number. The phrase ‘with a view of’ a fraudulent preference was given to one creditor over others, it required it to be established what the person’s dominant intention was.Lord Evershed MR said: ‘If a debtor, knowing himself to be insolvent and knowing also … Continue reading In re Cutts (a bankrupt); Ex parte Bognor Mutual Building Society: CA 1956

Foskett v McKeown and Others: HL 18 May 2000

A property developer using monies which he held on trust to carry out a development instead had mixed those monies with his own in his bank account, and subsequently used those mixed monies to pay premiums on a life assurance policy on his own life, vested in trustees for his children. After his death, the … Continue reading Foskett v McKeown and Others: HL 18 May 2000

In re Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander Ltd: SC 19 Oct 2011

The bank had been put into administrative receivership, and the court was now asked as to how distributions were to be made, and in particular as to the application of the equitable rule in Cherry v Boultbee in the rule against double proof as it applies in situations involving guarantees and other sureties. Held: The … Continue reading In re Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander Ltd: SC 19 Oct 2011

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