Dunbar Assets plc v Butler

Guarantee – Enforcement. The Chancery Division allowed an appeal against a decision of a deputy registrar setting aside a statutory demand that had been served on a guarantor, where an alleged representation that the guarantees would not be enforced was not arguably capable of giving rise to estoppel and there was no other ground for finding that the guarantee was not entitled to enforce the guarantees. Further, the deputy registrar had been wrong to conclude that there was a genuine triable issue as to the guarantor's liability for the sums claimed. The defendant had had no realistic prospect of making out the factual basis of his case.

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