Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 121 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2006] UKHL 45
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

Lord Hoffmann, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood

Representation Gabriel Moss QC and David Edwards (instructed by Denton Wilde Sapte) for the appellants.
  Geoffrey Vos QC, Christopher Butcher QC and David Lord (instructed by Kendall Freeman) for the respondents.
Judgment Dates: 11 October 2006

Catchwords

Company - Administration order - Administrator - Asbestos claims - Claims handling expenses incurred by insurer - Priority - Whether expenses incurred by insurer to be treated as costs of administration - , s 19(5).

The Case

Reimbursement of claims handling expenses did not represent a debt payable or a liability incurred under a contract entered into by the administrators in carrying out their functions within s19(5) of the .

Practice Areas

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