Welton v Saffery: 1897

Lord Davey said: ‘Of course, individual shareholders may deal with their own interests by contract in such way as they may think fit. But such contracts, whether made by all or some only of the shareholders, would create personal obligations, or an exceptio personalis against themselves only, and would not become a regulation of the company, or be binding on the transferees of the parties to it, or upon new or non-assenting shareholders.’


Lord Davey


[1897] AC 29

Cited by:

ApprovedRussell v Northern Bank Development Corporation Limited and Others HL 15-Jul-1992
Four directors of the company agreed with each other not to create further share capital. A director seeking to enforce the agreement, appealed against a judgment that the agreement was invalid in seeking to fetter the company’s stautory powers.
CitedGrays Timber Products Ltd v Revenue and Customs SC 3-Feb-2010
An assessment to income tax had been raised after the employee resold shares in the company issued through the employees’ share scheme at a price which the Revenue said was above the share value. The company appealed against a finding that tax was . .
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Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.396608