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Biosource Technologies Inc v Axia Genetics Plc (In Administration): ChD 25 Nov 1999

The rule which prevents a company in administration being prosecuted without the leave of the court, was not intended only to restrict creditors. Here another company wanted to bring patent infringement proceedings, but were first to be required to obtain the court’s consent. Citations: Times 25-Nov-1999, Gazette 25-Nov-1999 Statutes: Insolvency Act 1986 11(3)(d) Insolvency, Litigation … Continue reading Biosource Technologies Inc v Axia Genetics Plc (In Administration): ChD 25 Nov 1999

Carr v British International Helicopter: EAT 1993

An employee claimed re-instatement following alleged unfair selection for redundancy by an administrator. Held: The effect of the 1986 Act was not that proceedings brought against a company in administration without consent or the permission of the court were a nullity, but only that they were liable to be stayed as other proceedings in section … Continue reading Carr v British International Helicopter: EAT 1993

Thakrar v Ciro Citterio Menswear Plc In Administration: ChD 1 Oct 2002

Disputes arose between shareholders in a family company. Proceedings which expressly excluded the company were settled, but the company became insolvent. A later settlement was refused approval by the judge without the creditors consent. The claimant now sought a declaration that the earlier compromise bound the company. The company argued that the agreement was conditional … Continue reading Thakrar v Ciro Citterio Menswear Plc In Administration: ChD 1 Oct 2002