Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 56 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2012] EWHC 2702 (Ch)
Court: Chancery Division

Norris J

Representation Patrick Harty (instructed by the Khan Partnership) for the claimant.
  Robert Duddridge (instructed by Moon Beever) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 8 October 2012


Company - Compulsory winding up - Order - Defendant housing company allegedly owing sums to claimant gas and electricity firm - Defendant issuing winding up petition against claimant - Whether sufficient grounds for allowing petition to continue.

The Case

Company Compulsory winding up. British Gas, the defendant, issued a winding-up petition against the claimant housing company regarding unpaid bills. The claimant applied to the Chancery Division for an injunction to restrain the proceedings. The court dismissed the application, on the grounds that there was clearly a debt exceeding 750 that had to be resolved.

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