Equitable Tracing: Overdrawn accounts and backward tracing

Mark Pawlowski considers the case for accepting backwards tracing as part of English law ‘A debt is an asset in the hands of the creditor and so can provide a basis for tracing in relation to the creditor’s assets.’ In Bishopsgate Investment Management Ltd (in liquidation) v Homan [1994], the Court of Appeal held that …
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Moriarty v BA Peters [2008] EWCA Civ 1604

Wills & Trusts Law Reports | November 2011 #114

BA Peters plc (the company) carried on a business consisting of activities connected with boats, including their sale or purchase both on its own account and as broker for clients. It operated two bank accounts – client and current. When the company went into administration on 14 August 2007 its current account was substantially overdrawn but there was a balance on its client account amounting to £850,544.44. KPMG LLP, whose employees were the joint administrators, concluded on an analysis of the client account that the payments in originated either from sums received on behal...