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The company had altered its articles so as to give itself a lien on paid up shares in respect of the failure of the shareholder to pay calls on other shares which had not been fully paid up. The effect of the amendment was to alter the contractual rights of the shareholder. Held: The amendment … Continue reading Allan v Gold Reefs of West Africa Ltd: CA 19 Feb 1900
A company which had gone from voluntary winding up, first to winding up under supervision and then to compulsory winding up, with the official receiver as liquidator. The company’s former managing director was suspected of fraud, but the law officers declined to prosecute. Some of the shareholders wished to prosecute him, mainly at the expense … Continue reading In re London and Globe Finance Corporation Ltd: ChD 1903
The court considered the propriety of the cross examination of a witness of the statements of others. The plaintiff company in liquidation, sought rescission of a contract for the purchase of land. In the course of the liquidation and after the commencement of the action certain persons were examined under section 115 of the 1862 … Continue reading North Australian Territory Co v Goldsborough, Mort and Co: CA 1893
A logo had been created for the claimants, by an independent sub-contractor. They sought assignment of their legal title, but, knowing of the claimant’s interest the copyright was assigned to a third party out of the jurisdiction. The claimant sought an order for its transfer, and an order was so made. Before it was perfected … Continue reading R Griggs Group Ltd and others v Evans and others (No 2): ChD 12 May 2004
A mutual steamboat insurance company passed a special resolution altering one of its articles of association by inserting a regulation that it should be a condition of any insurance effected by the company on any vessel that the assured should keep one-fifth of the value of such vessel uninsured. The resolution was confirmed on the … Continue reading Muirhead v The Forth and North Sea Steamboat Mutual Insurance Association: HL 17 Nov 1893
The plaintiff firm of solicitors sought to recover money which had been stolen from them by a partner, and then gambled away with the defendant. He had purchased their gaming chips, and the plaintiff argued that these, being gambling debts, were worthless, and that therefore no consideration had been given. Held: The casino’s defence succeeded. … Continue reading Lipkin Gorman (a Firm) v Karpnale Ltd: HL 6 Jun 1991
Common Law – Public Nuisance – Extent The House considered the elements of the common law offence of public nuisance. One defendant faced accusations of having sent racially offensive materials to individuals. The second was accused of sending an envelope including salt to a friend as a joke. The envelope had leaked causing a terrorist … Continue reading Regina v Rimmington; Regina v Goldstein: HL 21 Jul 2005
Public Company – Partnership – Reduction of Contract – Fraud – Recission of Contract – Commencement of Winding-up – Act 25 and 26 Vict. c. 89 (Companies Act 1862), secs. 18, 38, 84, 130
A shareholder in a joint-stock bank, which was registered . .
Public Company – Transfer of Shares – Entry on the Transfer Register where New Trustees Assumed – Companies Act 1862 (25 and 26 Vict. c. 89), sec. 25.
Trustees whose names were entered on the register of a joint-stock bank, registered but not . .