Williams & anr v Russell Price Farm Services Ltd [2020] EWHC 1088 (Ch)

WTLR Issue: Summer 2020

l. MARTIN WILLIAMS

2. GARETH WILLIAMS

3. WENDY MCCREATH

V

RUSSELL PRICE FARM SERVICES LTD

Analysis

The claimants were the executors of the will of Mr Russell Price, who died on 8 March 2020. Mr Price had been the sole shareholder and director of the defendant company. 90% of the shares in the defendant company and the residuary estate were left to the deceased’s daughter, Ms Lucy Price, who had been appointed the defendant company’s secretary on 27 January 2020. The defendant company had carried on a farm-contracting business.

Counsel details

Counsel TA Matthews Solicitors Ltd (1st Floor, Broadway House, 32-35 Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AR, tel 01432 352121) appeared on behalf of the appellant.

The defendant did not appear and was not represented.

Cases referenced

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  • Goodman v Goodman [2014] Ch 186; [2013] WTLR 1181
  • Kings Court Trust Ltd v Lancashire Cleaning Services Ltd [2017] EWHC 1094 (Ch)

Legislation referenced

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  • Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations 1985
  • Companies Act 2006, s125