Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 258 (Jan)
Court: Chancery Division

Kevin Garnett QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Michael Rollason (instructed by Green Vine Beverley Palos) for the petitioners.
  Francis Tregear (instructed by Radcliffes) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 29 January 2002


Practice - Appeal - Appeal from registrar - Registrar dismissing petition as being bad from start - Petitioners appealing basis for dismissal - Whether registrar erring.

The Case

In the special circumstances of the instant case the decision of the registrar to dismiss the petition would be affirmed, but on the ground that the petition subsequently become hopeless and not that the petition was bad from the start.

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