‘Fat Man’ sues top casinos for millions – The Observer

Posted September 15th, 2008 in debts, gambling, news by sally

“Fouad al-Zayat, a 20-stone billionaire who lost £191m at roulette, is taking six top British clubs to court, claiming they illegally allowed him credit.”

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The Observer, 14th September2008

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Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Al-Zayat (No 2) [2008] – WLR Daily

Posted September 9th, 2008 in debts, gambling, law reports by sally

Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Al-Zayat (No 2) [2008] EWHC 2101 (Comm); [2008] WLR (D) 301

A fixed-term deferral or postponement of a sum owed to a gaming club by a patron amounted to the providing or allowing of credit contrary to s 16(1)(b) of the Gaming Act 1968.”

WLR Daily, 8th September 2008

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‘Fat Man’ wins legal battle over £2m gambling debt – The Times

Posted September 3rd, 2008 in debts, gambling, news by sally

“A billionaire gambler today won a legal bid to avoid paying a £2 million debt to a London casino.”

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The Times, 3rd September 2008

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Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (Bahama) Ltd v Symphony Gems NV and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted April 4th, 2008 in debts, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Islamic Investment Company of the Gulf (Bahama) Ltd v Symphony Gems NV and Others

Court of Appeal

“Judges should be cautious before making a committal order against a judgment debtor who was prevented from attending an oral examination as to his means by the order of a court in a foreign jurisdiction.”

The Times, 4th April 2008

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Socimer International Bank Ltd (in liquidation) v Standard Bank London Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2008 in banking, contracts, debts, law reports, valuation by sally

Socimer International Bank Ltd (in liquidation) v Standard Bank London Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 116; WLR (D) 58

“Where a commercial agreement obliged a creditor bank to determine the value of the assets of the defaulting debtor bank at the date of termination, the creditor bank’s obligation was to carry out an honest, but otherwise subjective valuation.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2008

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Halabi (A Bankrupt) v Camden London Borough Council and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 18th, 2008 in bankruptcy, debts, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Halabi (A Bankrupt) v Camden London Borough Council and another; [2008] WLR (D) 46

“The court had no jurisdiction to annul a bankruptcy order on the basis of an undertaking from the bankrupt’s solicitor to pay the debts, costs and expenses of the bankruptcy.”

WLR Daily, 15th February 2008

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Administration and Enforcement Restriction Orders – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 16th, 2008 in consultations, debts, insolvency by sally

“This paper sets out for consultation the areas where secondary legislation will be used to establish the parameters required for the effective operation of both the revised Administration Order scheme and the Enforcement Restriction Order scheme.

Administration and Enforcement Restriction Orders consultation paper (PDF)

Annex A: new parts 6 and 6A of the County Courts Act 1984 (PDF)

Annex B: equality impact assessment (PDF)

Questionnaire (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 16th January 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Collier v P & M J Wright (Holdings) Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, law reports by sally

 Collier v P & M J Wright (Holdings) Ltd

Where a debtor offered to pay part only of the amount he owed and the evidence showed the creditor voluntarily accepted that offer, and relying on that acceptance the debtor paid that part of the amount he owed in full, the creditor would be bound to accept that sum in full and final satisfaction of the whole debt by virtue of the doctrine of promissory estoppel.”

WLR Daily, 17th December 2007

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Hill and Another v Haines – Times Law Reports

Posted December 12th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, divorce, law reports by sally

Hill and Another v Haines

“An order made in matrimonial ancillary relief proceedings to convey property was not a transaction made without consideration, whether following a contested hearing or a compromise agreement.”

The Times, 12th December 2007

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Hill and another v Haines – WLR Daily

Posted December 7th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, divorce, law reports by sally

Hill and another v Haines [2007] EWCA Civ 1284

“A property adjustment order made in ancillary relief proceedings, whether following a contested hearing or a compromise agreement, was made for consideration and was not therefore a transaction at an undervalue under section 339 of the Insolvency Act 1986. Parliament could not have intended that an order transferring the former matrimonial home from one spouse to the other should be capable of automatic nullification at the suit of the trustee in bankruptcy of a spouse against whom a bankruptcy order had subsequently made on his or her own petition.”

WLR Daily, 6th December 2007

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Divorcee entitled to clean break from bankrupt husband, court rules – The Times

Posted December 5th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, divorce, news by sally

“Court of Appeal rules that Wendy Haines does not have to give up her share of the matrimonial home proceeds to pay off ex-husband’s creditors.”

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The Times, 5th December 2007

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Divorcee who made a clean break could lose settlement after ex-husband goes bankrupt – The Times

Posted November 14th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, divorce, news by sally

“A woman who faces being stripped of her divorce settlement to pay for her former husband’s debts was at the centre of a test case yesterday with far-reaching implications for ‘clean break’ divorces.”

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The Times, 14th November 2007

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Day v Haine and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2007 in debts, insolvency, law reports, trade unions by sally

Day v Haine and another

Protective awards made pursuant to s 189 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 were not debts provable in the liquidation of a company in circumstances where they were made after the date of liquidation.”

WLR Daily, 22nd October 2007

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The debt claim process: helping people in debt to engage with the problem – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 6th, 2007 in consultations, debts by sally

“This consultation paper seeks views on options for encouraging debtor engagement and consequential possible streamlining of procedures for dealing with non-defended debt claims. It will help to inform any proposed changes on handling debt problems in England and Wales.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th September 2007

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Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

Posted July 26th, 2007 in courts, debts, legislation, tribunals by sally

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Sempra Metals Ltd. (formerly Metallgesellschaft Ltd.) v. Inland Revenue Commissioners and Another – The Times

Posted July 25th, 2007 in corporation tax, debts, interest, law reports by sally

Compound interest is payable in restitution

Sempra Metals Ltd (formerly Metallgesellschaft Ltd) v Inland Revenue Commissioners and Another

“The court had power to make an award of compound interest in a claim for restitution where such an award was necessary to achieve full justice for the claimant.”

The Times, 25th July 2007

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Bankrupt’s debts threaten ex-wife’s home – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in bankruptcy, debts, divorce, news by sally

“A divorced woman faces being forced from her home of more than 20 years after a Court of Appeal ruling confirming that deals struck by former wives when they split with their husbands are not safe from creditors.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

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Analysis: Sempra has rewritten law on debt repayment – The Times

Posted July 19th, 2007 in corporation tax, debts, interest, special report by sally

“The House of Lords’ ruling in the Sempra Metals case, while ostensibly about a complicated tax issue, could challenge the foundations of English law on the repayment of debt.”

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The Times, 19th July 2007

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A million debtors face court action – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 31st, 2007 in consumer credit, debts, news by sally

“Up to a million households struggling with rising living costs and lured by offers of easy credit will face court action over their debts this year.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st May 2007

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