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Publications: Dispute Resolution

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Mitchell prevents adjournment of trial of s.212 application against former liquidator

The post-Mitchell landscape (Mitchell v News Group Newspapers [2013] EWCA Civ 1537), in which the need for litigation to be conducted efficiently and at proportionate cost, is now well recognised. A recent insolvency case (Top Brands Ltd and another v Sharma (as former liquidator of Mama Milla Ltd) [2014] EWHC 1454) in which a late application to adjourn the trial of an application under section 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986 fell foul of the Mitchell principles is interesting in a number of respects and not only as a timely reminder of how Mitchell applies to insolvency claims.

(Publication Date: Wed 21 May 2014)

Phoenix companies – prohibited names

When a limited liability company fails and a director of that business continues to trade under the same or a similar name after its failure there is often disquiet. This is particularly the case where the director is thought to have acquired the assets of the company at a knock-down price from the liquidator of the old company, despite the company leaving a raft of unpaid creditors.

(Publication Date: Thu 29 Aug 2013)

Unlawful Dividends

A briefing intended to provide guidance to insolvency practitioners who wish to consider whether to seek repayment on behalf of the company of dividends paid to shareholders.

(Publication Date: Mon 05 Aug 2013)

Procurement - A case law update

This briefing is a reminder, by reference to two recently reported cases, of the time limits within which challenges under the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (“the Regulations”) may be brought, the difficulties which a lack of information creates, and the court’s approach.

(Publication Date: Mon 05 Aug 2013)

Under Age Sales Update and Expedited Licence Review

The battle on under age sales continues. Licence holders are fighting on three fronts. First they must train all cashiers and/or bar staff to ensure that they are aware of the law relating to under age sales. Secondly, licence holders face determined youngsters trying to purchase alcohol.

(Publication Date: Mon 05 Nov 2007)

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