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Regina v Kansal: CACD 24 Jun 1992

K had been convicted of two counts of obtaining property by deception contrary to section 15 of the Theft Act 1968. He was also convicted of two counts under the Insolvency Act 1986, namely that being a bankrupt (a) he removed property which he was required to deliver up to the Official Receiver or his … Continue reading Regina v Kansal: CACD 24 Jun 1992

Regina v Kansal (2): HL 29 Nov 2001

The prosecutor had lead and relied at trial on evidence obtained by compulsory questioning under the 1986 Act. Held: In doing so the prosecutor was acting to give effect to section 433. The decision in Lambert to disallow retrospective effect of Human Rights decisions in appeal cases may have been incorrect, but will be followed. … Continue reading Regina v Kansal (2): HL 29 Nov 2001

Simmonds v Pearce: Admn 1 Dec 2017

Own compulsory statements used against bankrupt Application to commit the Respondent to prison for breaches of various provisions of the Insolvency Act which are said to constitute deliberate, repeated, and serious contempt of court. Held: Such applications should be dealth with under CPR r81.15 in Chancery. Statements obtained under compulsion via Section 433 might be … Continue reading Simmonds v Pearce: Admn 1 Dec 2017

Regina v Kansal, on a Reference From the Criminal Cases Review Commission (2): CACD 24 May 2001

Once a case had been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the court had to make a declaration, even if the case was very old. The effect of the 1998 Act on statute law was not retrospective, but where it affected common law the effect could be retrospective, since … Continue reading Regina v Kansal, on a Reference From the Criminal Cases Review Commission (2): CACD 24 May 2001

Goldfarb (Liquidator of Eurocruit Europe Ltd) v Poppleton: ChD 21 Jun 2007

The court was asked whether proceedings under section 212 brought by the liquidator against a former director of the company were barred by limitation, having been brought just within 6 years after the resolution for creditors’ voluntary liquidation, but more than 6 years after the last date on which any breach of duty relied on … Continue reading Goldfarb (Liquidator of Eurocruit Europe Ltd) v Poppleton: ChD 21 Jun 2007

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

LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd, (The Joint Administrators of) and Others v Lomas and Others: CA 14 May 2015

Applications after recovery of surplus funds to repay creditors of Lehmann Brothers Ltd. The court had given orders as to the several uses of the surpluses. The parties appealed some elements of those orders. Held: Most elements were upheld, but some varied.Lewison LJ pointed out at when paying the interest, the administrator acts as agent … Continue reading LB Holdings Intermediate 2 Ltd, (The Joint Administrators of) and Others v Lomas and Others: CA 14 May 2015

Clarke v Cognita Schools Ltd (T/A Hydesville Tower School): ChD 1 Apr 2015

The claimants sought to have set aside statutory demands served to enforce judgmens, they said under a discrepancy. The order refusing their application should they said, have notified them of their right to appeal. Held: None of the applicable rules expressly required otification that an appeal was available. Newey J [2015] EWHC 932 (Ch), [2015] … Continue reading Clarke v Cognita Schools Ltd (T/A Hydesville Tower School): ChD 1 Apr 2015

Saunders v The United Kingdom: ECHR 17 Dec 1996

(Grand Chamber) The subsequent use against a defendant in a prosecution, of evidence which had been obtained under compulsion in company insolvency procedures was a convention breach of Art 6. Although not specifically mentioned in Article 6 of the Convention the right to silence and the right not to incriminate oneself are generally recognised international … Continue reading Saunders v The United Kingdom: ECHR 17 Dec 1996

Clingham (formerly C (a minor)) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Regina v Crown Court at Manchester Ex parte McCann and Others: HL 17 Oct 2002

The applicants had been made subject of anti-social behaviour orders. They challenged the basis upon which the orders had been made. Held: The orders had no identifiable consequences which would make the process a criminal one. Civil standards of evidence therefore applied, and hearsay evidence was admissible. Nevertheless, the test as to whether it was … Continue reading Clingham (formerly C (a minor)) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; Regina v Crown Court at Manchester Ex parte McCann and Others: HL 17 Oct 2002

Re Akkurate Ltd: ChD 4 Jun 2020

These applications raise the question of whether the court has the power under section 236(3) of the IA 1986 to require persons resident in the EU to produce books and papers and an account of their dealings with a company being compulsorily wound . .