Solomons v Ross: 1764

A firm in Amsterdam was declared bankrupt and assignees were appointed. An English creditor brought garnishee proceedings in London to attach andpound;1200 owing to the Dutch firm.
Held: The court decreed that the bankruptcy had vested all the firm’s moveable assets, including debts owed by English debtors, in the Dutch assignees. The English creditor had to surrender the fruits of the garnishee proceedings and prove in the Dutch bankruptcy. The Dutch curator was entitled to recover the English debt in priority to an English creditor of the merchants who had attached the debt after the bankruptcy.


Bathurst J


(1764) 1 H Bl 131n

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Insolvency, International

Updated: 05 May 2022; Ref: scu.266725