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A court orders rectification of a company's register of members under s.125 Companies Act 2006 in exceptional circumstances

United Kingdom - June 23 2017 In (1) Kings Court Trust Limited (2) Lois Joanne Talbot (3) Angela Jane Pilling (Executors of the late Eric Anthony Pilling) v Lancashire Cleaning…

Directors’ duties are owed to the company not to its shareholders

United Kingdom - December 11 2015 In Sharp and Others v Blank and Others [2013], one of a series of judgments in the litigation between shareholders of Lloyds TSB and its directors…

Liability of a parent company for the actions or omissions of its subsidiary

Nigeria, United Kingdom - February 28 2017 In His Royal Highness Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi and Others v Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd 2017 EWHC 89…

Directors must only exercise power for a proper purpose

United Kingdom - January 27 2016 In Eclairs Group Limited v JKX Oil & Gas plc and Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc [2015], the Supreme Court allowed an appeal from a…

Ben Butler, Stephen Pierce

Whether an auditor’s disclaimer excluded a duty of care to a third party bank

United Kingdom - June 26 2015 The recent High Court case of Barclays Bank Plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP [2015] considered the use of disclaimers of responsibility in protecting…

Ben Butler, Stephen Pierce