Regina (Balding) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Times Law Reports

Posted May 1st, 2007 in benefits, insolvency, law reports by sally

Overpaid benefit not recoverable

Regina (Balding) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Liability to repay overpaid social security benefit occurring prior to a bankruptcy was a bankruptcy debt. Discharge from bankruptcy released the debtor from liability for recovery of the overpaid benefit.”

The Times, 1st May 2007

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Call to update UK insolvency law – Financial Times

Posted May 1st, 2007 in insolvency, news by sally

“London’s status as a leading financial centre could be diminished unless the UK reforms its insolvency regime ahead of the next economic downturn, according to an influential group of restructuring professionals.”

Full story

Financial Times, 30th April 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Godfrey v Torpy and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 26th, 2007 in insolvency, law reports by sally

Godfrey v. Torpy and others [2007] EWHC 919 (Ch) 

“Where an application for an order had been made under s 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 to set aside a transaction which had been entered into at an undervalue and had defrauded creditors, and the individual or company against whom the application had been made was thereafter adjudicated bankrupt or became insolvent, the proceedings could continue without the leave of the court.”

WLR Daily, 23rd April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Official Receiver v. Hollens – WLR Daily

Posted April 12th, 2007 in insolvency, law reports, partnerships by sally

Official Receiver v. Hollens [2007] EWHC 753 (Ch)

“Subsections 303(2A) to (2C) of the Insolvency Act 1986 conferred upon the court the power to direct that the affairs of a partnership be wound up and its property administered as if the debtors had themselves presented a joint petition, even though they had not, so long as the partnership was insolvent and the order sought was one that could have been made had the individual members presented the joint petition.”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

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Hickling v. Baker – WLR Daily

Posted April 12th, 2007 in committals, insolvency, law reports by sally

Hickling v. Baker [2007] EWCA Civ 287

“An application for a committal order under s 364 of the Insolvency Act 1986 where an undischarged bankrupt failed to co-operate with the trustee in bankruptcy should normally be made on notice, unless a statutory provision provided otherwise. Any other exception to that practice had to be justified by evidence. Further, any committal order made without notice should require that, once arrested, the person in question should be brought promptly before the court for a hearing in order to comply with art 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

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R (Balding) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted April 5th, 2007 in benefits, insolvency, law reports by sally

R (Balding) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2007] EWHC 759 (Admin)

“Where an individual was liable to repay overpaid social security benefit under the Social Security Administration Act 1992 this was counted as a liability to pay money under an enactment for the purposes of s 382(4) of the Insolvency Act 1986 and was a bankruptcy debt. Discharge of the bankrupt released him from liability for recovery of the overpaid benefit.”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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