O’Keefe v Caner [2017] EWHC 1105 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2017 #168

In the matter of: LEVEL ONE RESIDENTIAL (JERSEY) LIMITED and SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY HOLDINGS LTD and INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

1. ANNE O'KEEFE

2. PAUL BEVERIDGE (in their capacity as joint liquidators of Level One Residential (Jersey) Limited and Special Opportunity Holdings Limited)

V

1. CEVDET CANER

2. CHRISTOPHER HENRY LOVELL

3. RICHARD BOLEAT

4. LESLIE NORMAN

5. TOBIAS MATTHEWS

6. CAPITA TRUSTEES LIMITED

Analysis

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.

Counsel details

Antony Zacaroli QC and Ryan Perkins (South Square, 3-4 South Square, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5HP, tel 020 7696 9900, e-mail practicemanagers@southsquare.com), instructed by Memery Crystal LLP (44 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1AP, tel 020 7242 5905) for the applicants.

Lord Goldsmith PC, QC (Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, 65 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7NQ, tel 020 7786 9000, e-mail mailbox@debevoise.com) and Kathryn Purkis (Serle Court, 6 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QS, tel 020 7242 6105, e-mail clerks@serlecourt.co.uk), instructed by Debevoise and Plimpton LLP for the first respondent.

Terence Mowschenson QC (Wilberforce Chambers, 8 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3QP, tel 020 7306 0102, e-mail chambers@wilberforce.co.uk) and Nicole Langlois and Hugh Miall (XXIV Old Buildings, Ground Floor, 24 Old Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3UP, tel 020 7691 2424, e-mail clerks@xxiv.co.uk), instructed by Enyo Law LLP (11 Pilgrim Street, London EC4V 6RN, tel 020 3837 1700, e-mail info@enyolaw.com) for the second, third, fourth and fifth respondents.

Cases referenced

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Legislation referenced

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  • Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1998 Art 20 and 21
  • Companies (Jersey) Law 1991
  • Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984
  • Insolvency Act: 1986
  • Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Law 1960
  • Trustee Act: 2000
  • Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984