Corbett v Corbett: ChD 1998

Judge Howarth observed: ‘I am well aware of the fact in s.459 cases they are in every bit like an acrimonious divorce case between people whose marriages fail. They are one of the instances in life where frankly bloody-mindedness takes over and people are capable at least of acting in a way of doing the other side down and getting pleasure from doing the other side rather than by acting in accordance with strict, rational forms of behaviour for their own long-term interests and certainly the long-term interests of the company.’


Judge Howarth


[1998] BCC 93


Companies Act 1985 459


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedSeery v Leathes Prior (A Firm) QBD 24-Jan-2017
The claimant alleged professional negligence against his former solicitors in the settlement of his claim against his former partners.
Held: The claim failed. There had been no clear duty to give the advice the claimant said should have been . .
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Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.573401