O’Keefe v Caner [2017] EWHC 1105 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2017 #168

This was a trial of the preliminary issue of whether claims made by the joint liquidators of two Jersey-incorporated companies against the respondents were time-barred as a matter of Jersey law.

In the proceedings, the applicants claimed that between 10 April 2007 and 10 June 2008 payments were made of €16m and €18m from ‘Level One’ and ‘Special Opportunity’ respectively, to or for the benefit of the first respondent or companies owned beneficially by him...

Aeroflot-Russian Airlines v Berezovsky & ors [2015] EWHC 3937 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: October 2016 #163

The claimant brought proceedings against (amongst others) Mr Berezovsky’s estate. An application was issued on 9 December 2015 by the trustees of the insolvent estate of the late Mr Berezovsky in the run up to the first CMC. The trustees were Mr Wood, Mr Hellard and Mr Leeds, and they sought a stay of the proceedings against Mr Berezovsky’s estate under s285(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986 as amended by the Administration of Insolvent Estates of Deceased Persons Order 1986 (SI 1986/1999)...

MF Global UK [2014] EWHC 2222 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: October 2015 # 153

MFGUK was part of the MF Global group which carried on business as broker-dealers in financial markets throughout the world. The group’s principal operations in London were carried on by MFGUK. It and other companies in the group entered insolvency proceedings in the United States and England on 31 October 2011...

National Westminster Bank plc v Lucas & ors [2014] EWHC 653 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: May 2014 #139

The television presenter Jimmy Savile (the deceased) died on 29 October 2011. His estate had an approximate value of £3.3m after the deduction of various expenses incurred by the date of this hearing. By his will, the deceased appointed National Westminster Bank plc (the bank) to act as his personal representative...

Young & anr v HM Attorney General & ors [2011] EWHC 3782 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: June 2012 #120

Wedgwood Museum Trust Ltd (the museum company) was insolvent. Directions were sought by the administrators of the museum company as to whether or not a unique museum collection of pottery and other artefacts built up over many years by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd (the trading company) was available to pay liabilities arising in the insolvency of the museum company...