Administration in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Freakley and Others v Centre Reinsurance International Company and Others
    • House of Lords
    • 11 Octubre 2006

    There seems to me no reason of policy why such obligations (which may or may not be in the interests of the administration) should be given priority over the company's other debts. As I have said, the purpose of administration under the 1986 Act was simply to impose a moratorium to allow time to find a way of saving the business or realising it to better advantage than in a liquidation.

  • Re Atlantic Computer Systems Plc
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 Julio 1990

    In contrast, an administration is intended to be only an interim and temporary regime. There is to be a breathing-space while the company, under new management in the person of the administrator, seeks to achieve one or more of the purposes set out in section 8 (3).

    (5) Thus it will normally be a sufficient ground for the grant of leave if significant loss would be caused to the lessor by a refusal. But if substantially greater loss would be caused to others by the grant of leave, or loss which is out of all proportion to the benefit which leave would confer on the lessor, that may outweigh the loss to the lessor caused by a refusal.

  • Re Ballast Plc ((in Administration)) and Others
    • Chancery Division
    • 21 Octubre 2004

    Whether the circumstances are present which entitle the administrators to have recourse to paragraph 83 (in the case of Ballast and Investments) and 84 (in the case of Management) is for the administrators. The evidence discloses that the creditors have been informed of the joint administrators' wish so to proceed; none has objected.

  • Re Allders Department Stores Ltd and other companies
    • Chancery Division
    • 16 Febrero 2005

    The position set out in paragraph 99 is not in my judgment affected by the general administration expenses provisions in the Insolvency Rules. The general provisions of Rule 2.67 of the Insolvency Rules should not be construed to override the lex specialis of paragraph 99 in Schedule B1 to the 1986 Act.

    I do not consider that the statutory liabilities for redundancy payments or unfair dismissal claims would be "necessary disbursements" for the purposes of Rule 2.67(1)(f). It is not the ratio of that case that any liability imposed on a company which is not provable as a debt is thereby rendered a "necessary disbursement."

  • Re The Designer Room Ltd
    • Chancery Division
    • 23 Marzo 2004

    I have not, however, been persuaded that the payment is so necessary or incidental. It is a case where, as matters stand at present, the administrators propose to petition for the compulsory winding up of the company.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • Road Administration
    • No. 17-1, January 1939
    • Public Administration
  • Highway Administration
    • No. 6-4, October 1928
    • Public Administration
  • Public Administration
    • No. 12-1, January 1934
    • Public Administration
  • Public Administration
    • No. 32-2, September 2014
    • Teaching Public Administration
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    What is understood by “public administration” in the contemporary UK higher education setting? Is it still being taught and, if so, why? These questions initially appear to be fairly straightforwar...
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Quick Guide to Administration (UK)
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    For those unfamilar with the various insolvency processes it is not always easy to differentiate between them. In our latest insight we have produced a quick guide to administration that explains t...
  • (UK) HMV’s Administration
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    This post was written by Siobhan Hayes and Katherine A. Campbell. This morning we got the news that HMV had gone into administration and last week it was Jessop that went under. HMV’s administrator...
  • Pre-Pack Administration
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Control over pre-packs looks set to tighten further - As we stand looking into the abyss of another financial crisis, the UK government looks set to further tighten the screw to control pre-pack...
  • Administration Extensions: Key Considerations for UK Practitioners
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    In Lehman Brothers (PTG) Ltd (In Administration), the court considered whether to grant an order extending the administration of Lehman Brothers (PTG) Ltd (the “Company”) for a further two years an...
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