The applicant had given an undertaking to the court to secure discontinuance of company director disqualification procedings. He now sought a variation of the undertaking.
Held: The claimant had given an undertaking, but in the light of new evidence proceedings against her her co-directors had been discontinued. A variation should be allowed only where some circumstance arose which was not known to the parties at the time of the undertaking. The court must distinguish between the extent of its power to allow a variation, and the conditions under which a variation should be allowed.
 EWHC 135 (Ch), Times 03-Mar-2006
England and Wales
Cited – Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Eastaway; Re Blackspur Group (No 3), Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Davies and Others (No 2) CA 13-Sep-2001
Cited – In Re Carecraft Construction Co Ltd ChD 13-Oct-1993
A court must hear evidence before disqualifying directors. Though the Director and the Secretary of State might reach an agreement as to what should happen, they could not displace the court in deciding what order should be made, and in making that . .
Cited – Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Rogers 1996
If fraud is to be alleged against a company director in disqualification proceedings, the allegation must be distinctly alleged and as distinctly proved. . .
Cited – Pepper (Inspector of Taxes) v Hart HL 26-Nov-1992
Reference to Parliamentary Papers behind Statute
The inspector sought to tax the benefits in kind received by teachers at a private school in having their children educated at the school for free. Having agreed this was a taxable emolument, it was argued as to whether the taxable benefit was the . .
Cited – Di Placito v Slater and others CA 19-Dec-2003
The parties had earlier compromised their dispute, with the claimant undertaking not to lodge any further claim unless he did so within a certain time. They now sought to commence action.
Held: When considering whether to discharge such an . .
Cited – Patrick Queen v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry SCS 6-Dec-2001
Cited – Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Collins and others CA 13-Jan-2000
A disqualified director applied for consent to act in the management of a company before his disqualification had expired. He succeeded, and the judge made no award for costs. On appeal by the Secretary of State it was held that the lifting of the . .
Cited – Mond and Another v Hammond Suddards and Another CA 15-Jun-1999
The court does not have power to order the payment of a liquidator’s costs which had not been properly incurred. The costs of unsuccessful litigation were not recoverable in priority to a secured creditor in priority to the charge. As to rule . .
Cited – Purcell v F C Trigell Ltd CA 1971
The court will not interfere with an existing consent order, save in circumstances in which it could interfere with a contract as a matter of substantive law. A consent order derives its authority from the contract made between the parties. . .
Cited – Eronat v Tabbah CA 10-Jul-2002
Cited – S v S (Ancillary Relief: Consent Order) FD 4-Mar-2002
An order for ancillary relief had been made by consent. Later the House of Lords issued a judgment which changed the law which had been the basis of the decision to accept the settlement. The wife now sought to set aside the consent order, and . .
Cited – Chanel Ltd v F W Woolworth and Co CA 1981
On an interlocutory application by the claimant for relief in respect of alleged infringement of trademark and passing off the defendant gave undertakings until judgment or further order. Shortly thereafter the Court of Appeal in another case upheld . .
Cited – Eronat v Tabbah CA 10-Jul-2002
Cited – Ropac Ltd v Inntrepreneur Pub Co and Another ChD 7-Jun-2000
There had been a consent order in the terms of an unless order giving the landlord an order for possession unless the tenant paid sums by a certain date, time being of the essence. The order was not complied with and the tenant applied for a . .
Cited – In re a Debtor (No 32 SD 1991) ChD 1993
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Updated: 01 July 2022; Ref: scu.238403