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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

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Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

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28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

Twenty Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

24/09/2013

HLC Environmental Projects Ltd, Re

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[Also known as: Hellard v Luis De Brito Carvalho]


A director made payment to various creditors (including connected creditors) in the knowledge that the company was on the verge of insolvency. He was held to have breached his duty to act in the company’s best interests and ordered to repay the sums paid away. The case is significant because the court had to consider an argument that since the payments had discharged liabilities of the company, the company had suffered no loss and this was a complete answer to the claim in misfeasance. The argument was rejected, both because the claim was analogous to a claim against a trustee to restore a fund that he had misapplied and because in any event the court retained a very wide discretion under s.212 Insolvency Act 1986 to order repayment in such circumstances.


Member of Chambers: Blair Leahy for the applicants (instructed by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)

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