Trustee of the Property of F C Jones and Sons (A Firm) v Jones: CA 13 May 1996

A bankruptcy order was made in 1984. Under the 1914 Act the trustee in bankruptcy got title to all the assets of the bankrupt as of the date of the act of bankruptcy. So, the trustee owned the partnership assets. The wife drew andpound;11,700 out of those assets and invested in potato futures. By November 1984, she had made andpound;50,000 using that money. The trustee sought to recover that sum.
Held: It was the fruit of his money. A trustee in bankruptcy was entitled to an account of profits of investments withheld from him.


Miller LJ


Gazette 22-May-1996, Times 13-May-1996, [1997] Ch 159


Bankruptcy Act 1914


England and Wales

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Insolvency, Equity

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