Stenor Environmental Services Limited v SDL Ground Engineering Limited (In Liquidation)


Barrister: Adam Boyle
Area of Law:
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Summary: Adam successfully defended a multi track commercial claim heard before HHJ Keyser QC. The claim related to payment for works done by one haulage company, Stenor, for another, SDL. It was claimed that a third haulage company, which was liquidated soon after the material events, had both done works on behalf of the Claimant for the Defendant and had assigned in equity to the Claimant its contractual right to be paid by the Defendant. Adam successfully argued, among other things, that any assignment in equity in this case would be analogous to a preference payment and could not, as a result, be supported by the court.