Cases

Wood v Lowe [2016] EWHC 1010 (Ch) & [2016] EWHC 2052 (Ch)

Date: 21 Nov, 2016
Application for possession and sale of two properties, of which the bankrupt's daughter claimed to be the sole beneficial owner.

Premier v PwC & Lloyds [2016] EWHC 2610 (Ch)

Date: 26 Oct, 2016
In a decision handed down on 24 October 2016, the High Court confirmed that ATE insurance can be sufficient to successfully resist an application for security for costs, even in circumstances where a claimant company is insolvent.

Horton v Henry [2016] EWCA Civ 989; [2017] 1 WLR 391

Date: 10 Oct, 2016
Whether the right of a bankrupt to exercise rights to draw down lump sum or other payments from his pension could be brought into account.

Wall v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2016] EWHC 2460 (Comm); [2017] 4 WLR 1

Date: 7 Oct, 2016
Whether the court had power to direct a claimant to disclose the existence / identity of any litigation funder.

Golstein v Bishop [2016] EWHC 2187 (Ch) & [2016] EWHC 2804 (Ch)

Date: 6 Sep, 2016
Appeal by a creditor against a District Judge's dismissal of a challenge (based on material irregularity) to the validity of a creditor's approval of IVA proposals.

Re Rococo Developments Ltd; Evans v Jones [2016] EWCA Civ 660; [2017] Ch 1

Date: 10 Aug, 2016
Whether a company's claim for repayment of an unlawful dividend should be included in the assessment of balance sheet solvency for the purposes of a preference claim.

Hosking v APAX Partners LLP & Others [2016] EWHC 1986 (Ch)

Date: 19 Jul, 2016
Whether there should be a case management stay of English insolvency proceedings pending determination of proceedings relating to the same subject matter in New York.

Andrew Philip Wood v (1) Jeremy John, Paul Priestley (2) John Russell [2016] EWHC 2986 (Ch)

Date: 15 Jul, 2016
The commercial purpose of a clause in a partnership agreement providing an indemnity to a salaried insolvency practitioner.

In re The Sherlock Holmes International Society Ltd; Aidiniantz v The Sherlock Holmes International Society Ltd & Others [2016] EWHC 1392 (Ch) [2016] 4 WLR 173

Date: 16 Jun, 2016
A claim for breach of warranty of authority brought against a company's firm of solicitors was not made out where the solicitors had ostensible authority to act for the company.

Hellas Telecommunications (Luxembourg) II SCA, Joint Liquidators of v Slaughter & May (firm) [2016] EWCA Civ 474; [2016] BPIR 119

Date: 25 May, 2016
Whether liquidators could assess bills of solicitors employed by administrators and whether administrators had the power to agree such bills after they had ceased to be in office.