Wey Education plc and another v Atkins

Company – Director. The Chancery Division held that the defendant former director of the two claimant companies, which had been engaged in the business of offering services to free schools and academies, had breached duties owed to the companies in some respects, but not in others. The court held that, among other things, she had breached her duty as a director of the companies by arranging with the Department For Education the return of a grant to it, which had meant that the funds had not been available to the second claimant company, and by alleging that there might have been any fraud in the submission of a bid concerning free schools. The claimants were awarded £10,300 plus VAT, with the proviso that credit had to be given for any part of that amount that had been already paid.

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