Burberry Group PLC v Fox-Davies

Company – Register of members. The defendant, who ran a tracing agency, requested a copy of the register of members of the claimant company (Burberry), for the purpose of assisting shareholders who might be unaware of their entitlements to reassert ownership or recover the benefit of their property. The defendant himself was not a member of Burberry. Burberry refused the request and applied for relief, under s 117(3) of the Companies Act 2006. The Companies Court, allowing the application, held, among other things, that the request was for an improper purpose. Accordingly, it directed Burberry not to comply with the request.

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