Wessely and another (Joint Liquidators of Laishley Ltd, in Liquidation) v White

Deed – Execution. The applicant liquidators' claim against the respondent failed. The respondent had executed two deeds of release, by which the employer and employee were released from future performance under a contract. The Chancery Division held that the burden of proof did not lie on the respondent to prove that his actions or omissions had not caused loss to the company, or that the burden of proof should be reduced. Further, there had been no breach of the respondent's duties.

Category: