Hellard and another (as Trustees in Bankruptcy for Mireskandari) v Chadwick (Trustee in Bankruptcy for Tehrani) and another

Insolvency – Bankruptcy. M and T were former partners in a law firm. The trustees in bankruptcy for M (the M trustees) issued an application under ss 339 and 340 of the Insolvency Act 1986, seeking to impugn a previous assignment, made by M to T, as a preference or a transaction at an undervalue. The registrar held that the claim against the T estate was a provable debt, and that a claim against his wife should be stayed. The M trustees appealed. The Chancery Division, dismissing the claim, held that the registrar had correctly held that the claim against the T estate was a claim which was a provable debt in the T bankruptcy and that she had correctly granted a stay of the proceedings both against the T estate and Mrs T.

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