Kellar v Williams: PC 7 Feb 2000

PC (Turks and Caicos Islands) The parties disputed whether sums paid to the company had been by way of loan or as capital contributions which after payment of debts were distributable among the shareholders.
Held: The appeal was dismissed: ‘If the shareholders of a company agree to increase its capital without a formal allocation of shares that capital will become like share premium part of the owner’s equity and there is nothing in the company law of the Turks and Caicos Islands or in the company law of England on which that law is based to render their agreement ineffective. ‘
Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Goff of Chieveley, Lord Hutton, Lord Millett
[2000] 2 BCLC 390, [2000] UKPC 4, Appeal No 42 of 1998, [2000] 2 BCLC 390
Bailii, PC
England and Wales
Citing:
See AlsoKenneth L Kellar Carib West Limited v Stanley A Williams PC 24-Jun-2004
(Turks and Caicos Islands) The appellant had failed in his action but argued that he should not be called upon to pay the costs of the respondent because there had been an unlawful conditional fee agreement. The bill had referred to one factor as . .

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See alsoKenneth L Kellar Carib West Limited v Stanley A Williams PC 24-Jun-2004
(Turks and Caicos Islands) The appellant had failed in his action but argued that he should not be called upon to pay the costs of the respondent because there had been an unlawful conditional fee agreement. The bill had referred to one factor as . .
AppliedOyston v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc SCCO 16-May-2006
The client and his solicitor had entered into a CFA in 2002 which provided for a success fee of 100% of reasonable costs, plus andpound;50,000 if the claimant recovered damages in excess of andpound;1m. This was a champertous agreement at common law . .

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Updated: 16 May 2021; Ref: scu.174641