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Grant and Another v Ralls and Others (Re Ralls Builders Ltd): ChD 11 Feb 2016

Action by Liquidator against directors for wrongful trading. The court was asked Whether the liquidators had established continued trading causing a loss to company in order to attribute personal liability on the directors. Held: Section 214(3) was intended to impose a high hurdle on the directors, being construed strictly it would require a director seeking … Continue reading Grant and Another v Ralls and Others (Re Ralls Builders Ltd): ChD 11 Feb 2016

In re Hydrodam (Corby) Limited: ChD 1994

ET plc wholly owned MCP Ltd which wholly owned Landsaver MCP Limited, which wholly owned Hydrodam (Corby) Limited (‘HCL’). The only de jure directors of HCL were two Channel Island companies. HCL went into compulsory liquidation and its liquidator brought claims under section 214 of the 1986 Act for wrongful trading against 14 defendants, including … Continue reading In re Hydrodam (Corby) Limited: ChD 1994

Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Hall and Nuttall: ChD 28 Jul 2006

The Secretary sought disqualification of the defendants. The second defendant had not been a director of the company, but director of another company which in turn held a directorship in the defaulting company. Held: The claim failed: ‘i) As I have already pointed out the purposes of section 6 of the CDDA and section 214 … Continue reading Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Hall and Nuttall: ChD 28 Jul 2006