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Publications: Marie-Louise King

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Dwelling on a bankrupt’s house: issues with probate and s283A Insolvency Act 1986

Looks at issues that need to be considered by the trustee in bankruptcy in relation to probate and section 283A Insolvency Act 1986.

(Publication Date: Fri 24 Oct 2014)

Bankruptcy - Vesting of causes of action, hybrid claims & limitation

Following the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the Trustee in Bankruptcy upon his appointment. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate, especially when the bankrupt has a cause of action at the date of his bankruptcy.

(Publication Date: Fri 03 Oct 2014)

E:gen - September 2014

Welcome to the September 2014 issue of E:gen. In this issue we look at the topics of professional consultants' obligations to third parties, points to consider on commencement of a planning permission as well as residential tenants' right of first refusal, amongst others.

(Publication Date: Thu 18 Sep 2014)

Secret commissions and bribes: recovering a bribe paid to an agent

A look at the Supreme Court decision in FHR European Ventures LLP v Cedar Capital Partners, which discussed whether a bribe or secret commission obtained by an agent is held by the agent on trust for his principal, or whether the principal has only a right to equitable compensation in that amount.

(Publication Date: Wed 30 Jul 2014)

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)

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