||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 121 (Oct)
|| UKHL 45
||House of Lords
Lord Hoffmann, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe and Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood
||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.
||11 October 2006
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).
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 .
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