Coulter v Chief Constable of Dorset Police: CA 8 Oct 2004

The appellant had failed in his action against the police and been ordered to pay the costs. A statutory demand was issued in the name of the respondent, but as the new chief constable had no deed of assignment, he was only equitable assignee.
Held: It had not been unfair not to set aside the statutory demand. Though the action was conducted in the name of the chief constable it was as nominee and for and on behalf of the police force. Appeal refused.
Waller Chadwick Carnwath LJJ
[2004] EWCA Civ 1259, Times 22-Oct-2004, [2005] BPIR 62, [2005] 1 WLR 130
England and Wales
Appeal fromCoulter v Chief Constable of Dorset Police ChD 12-Dec-2003
The claimant had failed in an action for damages against the respondent, and had failed to pay the costs award. The respondent issued a statutory demand. He claimed that it was invalid because the chief constable had changed in the interim, and . .
CitedIn re a Debtor (No 1 of 1987), ex parte the Royal Bank of Scotland CA 1989
A statutory demand as served showed an incorrectly calculated sum owed and was in the wrong form.
Held: The application to set the demand aside was refused. A statutory demand should not be set aside for a mere technicality.
Lord Justice . .

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See AlsoCoulter v Chief Constable of Dorset Police CA 13-Jul-2005
An appeal was made against an order refusing to set aside a second statutory demand. The demand was to enforce payment of an order for costs made in proceedings between the parties. The first statutory demand had been upheld, and the judge found . .
CitedBryce Ashworth v Newnote Ltd CA 27-Jul-2007
The appellant challenged a refusal to set aside a statutory demand, in respect of his director’s loan account with the respondent company, saying the court should have accepted other accounts to set off against that debt.
Held: A statutory . .

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Updated: 21 January 2021; Ref: scu.219135