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Horton v Henry: CA 7 Oct 2016

No obligation on bankrupt to draw on pension fund The trustee in bankruptcy appealed against a decision dismissing his application for an income payments order pursuant to section 310 of the 1986 Act in respect of income which might become payable to the respondent from his personal pension policies, were he to exercise his contractual … Continue reading Horton v Henry: CA 7 Oct 2016

National Asset Loan Management Ltd v Cahillane: ChD 20 Jan 2015

Appeal by the petitioning creditor, National Asset Loan Management Limited (‘NALM’), against the orders of Chief Registrar Baister dated 23rd June 2014, adjourning NALM’s bankruptcy petition and making directions on an application dated 20th June 2014 by the debtor, Mr Cahillane, brought under s.375 of the Insolvency Act 1986 Kevin Prosser QC [2015] EWHC 62 … Continue reading National Asset Loan Management Ltd v Cahillane: ChD 20 Jan 2015

Rainy Sky Sa and Others v Kookmin Bank: SC 2 Nov 2011

Commercial Sense Used to Interpret Contract The Court was asked as to the role of commercial good sense in the construction of a term in a contract which was open to alternative interpretations. Held: The appeal succeeded. In such a case the court should adopt the more, rather than the less, commercial construction, applying the … Continue reading Rainy Sky Sa and Others v Kookmin Bank: SC 2 Nov 2011

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Payne and Another: SC 14 Dec 2011

The appellant sought to recover overpayments of benefits and Social Fund Loans, after the respondent had had a Debt relief order. Held: The Secretary of State’s appeal failed. The ‘net entitlement principle’ argued for did not exist. The entitlement is a statutory one, and any liability to repay is separate and independent, being only a … Continue reading Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Payne and Another: SC 14 Dec 2011