Donohoe v Ingram: ChD 20 Jan 2006

The appellant had lived with the bankrupt for several years, and sought an order delayng sale of the house they had lived in until their children had grown up. She said the circumstances were exceptional.
Held: The fact that the delay might put at risk the payment of the creditors in full and with interest made it not sufficient to require them to wait. There was no human right violated.


[2006] EWHC 282 (Ch)




Insolvency Act 1986 335A


England and Wales


CitedHarman v Glencross 1986
On the divorce, the wife applied for a property transfer order in relation to the jointly owned matrimonial home. A creditor of her husband then obtained a charging order on H’s interest. She sought its varation. The creditor said that there was . .
CitedIn re Holliday CA 1981
A property adjustment order cannot be made against a bankrupt former spouse because the property of the bankrupt vests in the trustee in bankruptcy against whom an order under section 24 cannot be made. It was highly unlikely that postponement of . .
CitedClaughton v Charalambous 1998
What is required of the court in applying section 335A(3) is, in effect, a value judgment. The court must look at all the circumstances and conclude whether or not they are exceptional. That process, he considered, left ‘very little scope for the . .
CitedRe Citro, Lloyds Bank plc v Byrne and Byrne, Abbey National plc v Moss and others and Barclays Bank plc v Hendricks CA 1991
Trustees in bankruptcy of bankrupt husbands successfully appealed for the removal of provisos delaying the operation of orders for sale made under s30 in respect of each husband’s matrimonial home for the benefit of that husband’s wife who had been . .
CitedBarca v Mears ChD 2005
While the categories of exceptional case which might allow delay in the sale of a bankrupt’s property are not circumscribed by the previous case-law, the only cases subsequent to In Re Citro in which orders for possession and sale have been withheld . .
CitedLondon Borough of Harrow v Qazi HL 31-Jul-2003
The applicant had held a joint tenancy of the respondent. His partner gave notice and left, and the property was taken into possession. The claimant claimed restoration of his tenancy saying the order did not respect his right to a private life and . .
CitedPrice and others v Leeds City Council CA 16-Mar-2005
The defendant gypsies had moved their caravans onto land belonging to the respondents without planning permission. They appealed an order to leave saying that the order infringed their rights to respect for family life.
Held: There had been . .
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Insolvency, Trusts

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