Insolvency Cases

Officeserve Technologies Ltd [2017] EWHC 906 (Ch); [2017] BCC 363

Date: 8 Jun, 2018
The court refused to make an administration application and instead appointed provisional liquidators where there had been considerable post-petition dispositions.

Officeserve Technologies Ltd v Anthony-Mike [2017] EWHC 1920 (Ch); [2017] BCC 574

Date: 7 Jun, 2018
A post-petition settlement agreement did not purport to compromise a misfeasance claim against a director, that any such compromise would have been void pursuant to s.127 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and that there was no basis for making a validation order.

Armstrong v Onyearu [2017] EWCA Civ 268; [2017] 3 WLR 1304

Date: 7 Jun, 2018
The Court of Appeal considered the application of the equity of exoneration where a non-bankrupt spouse received an indirect benefit from a business loan taken out by her husband and secured on their jointly owned home

Ventra Investments Ltd (in creditors voluntary liquidation) v Bank of Scotland plc [2017] EWHC 199 (Comm); [2017] All ER (D) 33 (Mar)

Date: 6 Jun, 2018
Application to strike out a number of paragraphs from particulars of claim in proceedings brought by a company in liquidation.

Stevensdrake Ltd v Hunt [2017] EWCA Civ 1173; [2017] BCC 611

Date: 6 Jun, 2018
Solicitors acting under a CFA were estopped by convention from claiming payment from the liquidator personally where a misfeasance claim had been successful but there were no recoveries into the estate.

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.

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.