Re Howard Holdings Inc: ChD 1998

It is difficult to envisage any developed system of corporate law which does not impose some obligation on directors to consider whether the company is solvent and, if not, to consider what should be done about it.
Chadwick J said: ‘I accept that when deciding whether or not to make a declaration under s.214 of the Act, the court will take into account what the obligations of the director to his company were at the time when he had the opportunity to minimise the potential loss to the company’s creditors. And I accept that it might well be that, in circumstances where the relevant governing law imposed no obligation on directors to have any regard to the interests of the company or its creditors in the course of their management of its affairs, the English court would decide that a declaration was not appropriate.’


Chadwick J


[1998] BCC 549


Insolvency Act 1986 214

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CitedBilta (UK) Ltd and Others v Nazir and Others ChD 30-Jul-2012
The company was said to have engaged in a fraud based on false European Trading Scheme Allowances, and had been wound up by the Revenue. The liquidators, in the company name, now sought recovery from former directors and associates.
Held: The . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.565824