Chose in Action in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Preddy
    • House of Lords
    • 10 Jul 1996

    On the contrary that chose in action is extinguished or reduced pro tanto, and a chose in action is brought into existence representing a debt in an equivalent sum owed by a different bank to the defendant or his solicitor. In these circumstances, it is difficult to see how the defendant thereby obtained property belonging to another, i.e. to the lending institution.

  • Kitchen v Royal Air Force Association
    • Court of Appeal
    • 01 Apr 1958

    In my judgment, the Court has to do (assuming that the Plaintiff has established negligence) In such a case as the present, is to determine what the Plaintiff has by that negligence lost. The question is, has the Plaintiff lost some right of value, some chose in action of reality and substance? in such a case it may be that its value is not easy to determine, but it is the duty of the Court to determine that value as best it can.

  • Through Transport Mutual Insurance Association (Eurasia) Ltd v New India Assurance Company Ltd [QBD (Comm)]
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 21 Mar 2005

    For these reasons I am satisfied that, however one describes its position, New India is seeking to enforce a chose in action which is subject to certain inherent limitations, including the obligation to enforce it by arbitration in London. Section 82(2) of the Arbitration Act 1996 provides that references in Part I of the Act to a party to an arbitration agreement include any person claiming under or through a party to the agreement.

  • Johnson v Gore Wood & Company (A Firm)
    • House of Lords
    • 14 Dec 2000

    On the other hand, although a share is an identifiable piece of property which belongs to the shareholder and has an ascertainable value, it also represents a proportionate part of the Company's net assets, and if these are depleted the diminution in its assets will be reflected in the diminution in the value of the shares. But in the case of a small private company like this company, the correspondence is exact.

  • JSC BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 Jul 2013

    Where the words used clearly and unequivocally lead to the conclusion that the term "asset" includes that which cannot be the subject of execution, effect must be given to the words. Where they do not, the purpose of such orders will be a significant factor in determining the meaning of the term "asset" in this context, and a pointer against including the particular right under consideration.

  • Société Eram Shipping Company Ltd v Cie Internationale de Navigation
    • House of Lords
    • 12 Jun 2003

    It is not in my opinion open to the court to make an order in a case, such as the present, where it is clear or appears that the making of the order will not discharge the debt of the third party or garnishee to the judgment debtor according to the law which governs that debt.

  • Cambridge Gas Transport Corporation v Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Navigator Holdings Plc and Others
    • Privy Council
    • 16 May 2006

    But as between the shareholder and the company itself, the shareholder's rights may be varied or extinguished by the mechanisms provided by the articles of association or the Companies Act. One of those mechanisms is the scheme of arrangement under section 152. As a shareholder, Cambridge is bound by the transactions into which the company has entered, including a plan under Chapter 11 or a scheme under section 152.

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Legislation
  • Trustee Act 1850
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1850
    ...... of unsound Mind shall be solely entitled to any Stock or to any Chose in Action upon any Trust or by way of Mortgage, it shall be lawful for the ......
  • Trading with the Enemy Act 1939
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1939
    ...... S-4 . Transfer of negotiable instruments and choses in action by enemies. 4 Transfer of negotiable instruments and choses in ......
  • Supreme Court of Judicature (Ireland) Act 1877
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1877
    ....... ‘Cause’ shall include any action, suit, or other original proceeding between a plaintiff and a defendant, ...any debt or other legal chose in action, of which express. notice in writing shall have been given to ......
  • Forfeiture Act 1982
    • UK Non-devolved
    • January 01, 1982
    ......(8) In this section—. ‘property’ includes any chose in action or incorporeal. moveable property; and. ‘will’ includes ......
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