Stonegate Securities Ltd v Gregory: CA 1980

The practice of the Companies Court is to dismiss a creditor’s petition based on a debt which is disputed by the company in good faith and on substantial grounds. Buckley LJ said: ‘If the Company in good faith and on substantial grounds disputes any liability in respect of the alleged debt, the petition will be dismissed, or if the matter is brought before a court before the petition is issued, its presentation will in normal circumstances be restrained. That is because a winding up petition is not a legitimate means of seeking to enforce payment of a debt which is bona fide disputed.’


Buckley LJ


[1980] Ch 576

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CitedIn Re Selectmove Ltd CA 21-Dec-1993
Promisse to Pay Tax due is not Consideration
The company appealed against an order for its winding up, saying that the debt was disputed, an accomodation having been reached with the Revenue.
Held: The court declined to regard a promise to the Revenue by a company to pay its existing . .
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Company, Insolvency

Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.396765