Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 164 (Nov)
Court: Chancery Division

Lawrence Collins J

Representation David Grant (instructed by Battens, Chard) for the petitioner.
  The respondent appeared by its representative.
Judgment Dates: 12 November 2002


Companies - Winding up - Petition - Respondent seeking adjournment - Court refusing adjournment - Consideration of relevant factors.

The Case

The respondent company's application for an adjournment in proceedings in which the petitioner, who was a former employee of the respondent, had threatened to present a winding up petition against the respondent in relation to non-payment of a judgment debt, was dismissed on the ground, inter alia, that since the circumstances did not amount to a bona fide dispute on substantial grounds, there was no reason why the petition should not be presented.

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