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Poulton v Ministry of Justice: CA 22 Apr 2010

The claimant was trustee in bankruptcy but the court failed to register the bankruptcy petition at the Land Registry as a pending action. The bankrupt was therefore able to sell her land, and the trustee did not recover the proceeds. The trustee sought to recover from the defendant who was responsible for the court service. … Continue reading Poulton v Ministry of Justice: CA 22 Apr 2010

Warwick (Formerly Yarwood) v Trustee In Bankruptcy of Clive Graham Yarwood: ChD 13 Sep 2010

The trustee sought to have set aside as an unlawful preference, the payment of 75% of the proceeds of sale of the former matrimonial home to the bankrupt’s wife, saying that the payment had been made after the presentation of the petition. The parties had previously compromised a claim for ancillary relief in the divorce … Continue reading Warwick (Formerly Yarwood) v Trustee In Bankruptcy of Clive Graham Yarwood: ChD 13 Sep 2010

Liquidators of Grampian Maclennan’s Distribution Services Ltd Reclaiming Motion By, v Carnbroe Estates Ltd: SCS 23 Jan 2018

First Division, Inner House, Court of Session – allegation of sale at an undervalue. The liquidator appealed a finding that as a speedy sale was required the sale price was proper. Held: The reclaiming notice was allowed. The sale of the company’s main place of business would not lead to a recovery. A person, once … Continue reading Liquidators of Grampian Maclennan’s Distribution Services Ltd Reclaiming Motion By, v Carnbroe Estates Ltd: SCS 23 Jan 2018

MacDonald and Another v Carnbroe Estates Ltd: SC 4 Dec 2019

‘This appeal concerns the Scots law of gratuitous alienations on insolvency. It raises three principal questions. First, there is a question as to the interpretation of the term ‘adequate consideration’ in section 242(4)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986. Secondly, there is the question whether the Inner House was entitled to interfere with the Lord Ordinary’s … Continue reading MacDonald and Another v Carnbroe Estates Ltd: SC 4 Dec 2019

Macdonald and Others v Carnbroe Estates Ltd: SCS 18 Jan 2017

(Outer House) Allegation of sale at an undervalue – Carnbroe had established that the sale of the Property was made for adequate consideration. Lord Woolman recorded the submission which counsel made on behalf of Carnbroe that Grampian was fighting for its survival and that Mr Quinn had to make a quick decision. He continued: ‘While … Continue reading Macdonald and Others v Carnbroe Estates Ltd: SCS 18 Jan 2017

Lafferty Construction Ltd v McCombe: SCS 1994

Lord Cullen spoke of the meaning of ‘adequate consideration’ in section 242 of the 1986 Act: ‘In considering whether alienation was made for ‘adequate consideration’, I do not take the view that it is necessary for the defender to establish that the consideration for the alienation was the best which could have been obtained in … Continue reading Lafferty Construction Ltd v McCombe: SCS 1994

In re Pantmaenog Timber Co Ltd: CA 25 Jul 2001

The Official Receiver could not use the powers given to him for the purposes of his insolvency duties to require production of documents form solicitors and accountants, to satisfy duties placed on him by the Secretary of State for the purpose of company director disqualification proceedings. The secretary of state could not ask the Official … Continue reading In re Pantmaenog Timber Co Ltd: CA 25 Jul 2001

Re Core Cvt Plc and Others: ChD 22 Mar 2022

Claims under section 212(3) for alleged misfeasance or breach of duties against the Companies’ former liquidators in their respective members voluntary liquidations Judges: Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Burton Citations: [2022] EWHC 632 (Ch) Links: Bailii Statutes: Insolvency Act 1986 212(4) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Insolvency Updated: 12 April 2022; Ref: scu.674645

Razzaq v Pala: QBD 6 Jun 1997

The forfeiture of a bankrupt’s lease is not an exercise of a security disallowing landlord from proving in the bankruptcy. the right of physical re-entry is neither a ‘security’ nor a ‘remedy’ within the meaning of those provisions, nor does it constitute ‘other proceedings’ or the execution of ‘other legal process’. The present law is … Continue reading Razzaq v Pala: QBD 6 Jun 1997

Inland Revenue Commissioners v Duce and Another: ChD 29 Dec 1998

Deliberate concealment of arrangements for sale of assets at an undervalue to associate justified revocation of a voluntary arrangement, but the court must look at the heinousness of the irregularity before deciding as to future conduct of arrangements. Citations: Times 29-Dec-1998 Statutes: Insolvency Act 1986 262(4)(b) Insolvency Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.82341

In Re FJL Realisations Ltd: ChD 2 Mar 2000

Administrators took on new employees during the period of administration, but when it came to an end, they were unable to pay the PAYE and NIC for the employees. Held: The statute gave special priority to debts incurred under new contracts. The liability for PAYE fell under that category, and so did liability for NIC, … Continue reading In Re FJL Realisations Ltd: ChD 2 Mar 2000

Hofer v Strawson: ChD 31 Mar 1999

The debtor had agreed to buy a company from the petitioner, the price to be payable in instalments by means of post-dated cheques. The debtor alleged misrepresentation and stopped one of the cheques. The petitioner served a statutory demand based on the dishonoured cheque. The district judge dismissed the debtor’s application to set aside the … Continue reading Hofer v Strawson: ChD 31 Mar 1999

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Beesley and Another: ChD 11 Mar 2010

The agency challenged the inclusion in an individual voluntary arrangement of the father’s arrears of child support. The creditors meeting had approved a full and final settlement. 94% of the debts were arrears of child support. The Commission said that such arrears were not subject to the arrangement, and the arrangement was unfair to it. … Continue reading Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission v Beesley and Another: ChD 11 Mar 2010

Shaw v Doleman: CA 1 Apr 2009

The landlord had taken a guarantee of the lease from the tenant when granting a licence to assign to the new tenant. That new tenant had become insolvent and the liquidator had disclaimed the lease. The court considered the position under Hindcastle after the 1995 Act. Held: The guaranteer’s appeal succeeded. The effect of the … Continue reading Shaw v Doleman: CA 1 Apr 2009

Chan v Appasamy: 2008

The test for the exercise of the discretion to set aside a statutory demand is whether there are circumstances which would make it unjust for the statutory demand to give rise to insolvency consequences in the particular case. . .