This is the first of a regular insolvency insights bulletin from the insolvency specialists at Quadrant Chambers. It is a short at a glance guide to the latest insolvency legislation changes and key cases, all cases link to the relevant judgments.


Case Law

  • Re One Blackfriars Ltd [2021] EWHC 684 (Ch): the administrators involved in the sale of the One Blackfriars development site in London were cleared of misfeasance.
  • Mitchell v Al Jaber [2021] EWHC 912 (Ch): the witness immunity rule does not apply to section 236 examinees. Permission to appeal granted.
  • Gategroup Guarantee Limited [2021] EWHC 775 (Ch): the Court sanctioned a restructuring plan under part 26A CA 2006.
  • Re Virgin Active Holdings Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 911: a group of creditors sought their costs of the convening hearing on the basis their arguments had assisted the Court. The Court considered the relevant principles but declined to make a final determination until after sanction.
  • Riverside CREM 3 Limited v Virgin Active Health Clubs Limited [2021] EWHC 746 (Ch): the Court granted a stay of creditor action brought by a landlord, to enable a debtor to implement a restructuring plan under part 26A CA 2006.
  • Lazari Properties 2 Limited v New Look Retailers Limited [2021] EWHC 1209 (Ch): a challenge to a company voluntary arrangement which provided for different treatment for a group of landlord creditors, brought on the basis that it was not within the jurisdictional scope of IA 1986 part 1, section 1(1), that it was unfairly prejudicial, and that there was material irregularity, was dismissed.
  • Windhorst v Levy [2021] EWHC 1168 (QB): the Court refused to set aside registration of a German judgment under the Judgments Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001 on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters) when the judgment debt had later been included in a binding insolvency plan which was recognised under the Insolvency Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) 1346/2000 on Insolvency Proceedings).

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