Hyde and another v Nygate (in his capacity as representative of the estate of Bannon, former joint administrator of One Blackfriars Ltd) and another

Pleading – Amendment. If the applicant liquidators of One Blackfriars Ltd had wanted to pursue a case that its former administrators had breached their duty by failing to pursue the corporate rescue objective in para 3(1) of Sch B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986, they ought to have provided full particulars of all the necessary ingredients. Accordingly, save for two minor corrections which were allowed, the Chancery Division dismissed the liquidators' application under CPR 17.1(2)(b) for permission to make certain amendments, including to add a claim of breach of professional duties. The court disallowed other proposed amendments under CPR 17.2(1), notwithstanding that they had been consented to.

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