*Burry & Knight Ltd and another v Knight

Company – Register of members. The appellant was a shareholder in the respondent companies. He made a request to gain access to the register of members of the companies. The Registrar of the Companies Court made a 'no access order' pursuant to s 117(3) of the Companies Act 2006 and a Pelling order in respect of undertakings made by the companies. The appellant was ordered to pay the companies' indemnity costs. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, explained the meaning of 'proper purpose' in s 117(3), gave guidance on that section and confirmed that Pelling orders were not incompatible with it. The appellant's appeal was dismissed in respect of the no access order, but his appeal was allowed in respect of the indemnity costs order.

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