Williams v Glover and Another: ChD 4 Jun 2013

The company’s liquidator had refused to assign to its former directors a claim for a reduction in corporation tax which they were funding.
Held: Such a claim did not constitute property within section 436, and was not a chose capable of assignment. All that could be assigned would be the right to appeal. Since the former directors were no longer officers of the company they could not act in its name to pursue the appeal.

Pelling QC HHJ
[2013] EWHC 1447 (Ch), [2014] 1 WLR 166, [2013] BPIR 576, [2014] 1 BCLC 474, [2013] WLR(D) 223, [2014] 2 All ER 448
Bailii, WLRD
Insolvency Act 1986 436
England and Wales
CitedTorkington v Magee 11-Jul-1902
Chose in Action defined
The effect of the 1873 Act was essentially procedural and it did not render choses in action that had not previously been assignable in equity capable of assignment.
Channell J defined a debt or other legal chose in action: ”Chose in Action’ . .
CitedHeath v Tang, Stevens v Peacock CA 11-Aug-1993
The bankrupt applicants each applied to the Court of Appeal for leave to appeal against the judgment for a liquidated sum on which the bankruptcy petition had been based. In the first case, the trustee in bankruptcy indicated his unwillingness to . .

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Insolvency, Company

Leading Case

Updated: 11 November 2021; Ref: scu.510171