Great Northern Railway Co v Cole Co-Operative Society: 1896

A business created under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts is not a company in any standard legal sense. Vaughan Williams J distinguished Standard Manufacturing on the basis that the Court of Appeal was not excluding companies generally from these Acts of Parliament, but excluding only companies for whom provision had been made for the registration of the mortgages. The question of whether the Bills of Sale Acts applied to other companies where no provision had been made for registration, was deliberately left open.


Vaughan Williams J


[1896] 1 Ch 187


Bills of Sale Act 1878 6 8


DistinguishedIn re Standard Manufacturing Co CA 1891
Company debentures were expressly excepted from the operation of the Bills of Sales Act (1878) Amendment Act 1882 by section 17 of that Act because they were debentures ‘issued by any mortgage, loan, or other incorporated company’. Nor were . .

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CitedOnline Catering Ltd v Acton and Another CA 10-Feb-2010
The claimant agreed for the defendant to repair its fleet of vehicles. The defendant, having fees outstanding, entered the claimants’ premises and removed vehicles saying falsely that they were to be repaired, and then refused to return them. The . .
CitedN V Slavenburg’s Bank v Intercontinental Natural Resources Ltd ChD 1980
The Bermudan company defendant had assigned stocks as a security. The security was not registered, and nor did the company have any registration within the UK. It was not the practice of the Registrar of Companies to accept particulars of charges . .
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Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.414891