Hewetts is pleased to have acted for The Nags Head pub in Reading in defending a spurious petition for unfair prejudice brought by a minority shareholder.
The petition involved examination of a novel point of law, namely whether the Companies (Tables A to F) Regulations 1985 ((SI 1985/805) Sch.1 para.85) is compatible with the Companies Act 2006 ss.175 with regard to conflicts of interest. It involved a trial in the High Court to determine the merits of the petitioner’s contentions that (i) his removal as a director was unfairly prejudicial to him as a shareholder under s.994 of the Companies Act 2006, and (ii) that his involvement in the running of a competing pub down the road was not a breach of his duties as director.
The Court found completely in favour of the respondents (being the pub and the other shareholders) on all points, holding that:
A transcript of the Judgment can be found here. (Case report reproduced from the British Company Cases series by kind permission of Thomson Reuters UK)
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Published on 14/04/2020