Burrows v Rhodes

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtDivisional Court
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1 firm's commentaries
  • Is It Time To Indemnify Directors For Civil Penalty Orders For Insolvent Trading?
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 30 July 2003
    ...indemnity to an individual for the commission of unlawful conduct, whether a civil wrong or a criminal act, is void: Burrowes v Rhodes [1899] 1 QB 816. The well publicised Waterwheel case exemplifies how civil penalty orders provide ASIC with an effective means of ensuring directors' accoun......
1 books & journal articles
  • Ex Turpi Causa: Reformation not Revolution
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review No. 80-5, September 2017
    • 1 September 2017
    ...proper constructionof the statutory provision that has been infringed (Proposition 2(a)), or barred77 See, for example, Burrows vRhodes [1899] 1 QB 816.78 See, for example, Anderson Ltd vDaniel [1924] 1 KB 138. Devlin J said in St John ShippingCorpn vJoseph Rank Ltd [1957] 1 QB 267 that the......

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