Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in liquidation) (Appellant) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd (Respondent)
Case ID: UKSC 2019/0036
Whether the court should grant an injunction to restrain a company in insolvent liquidation from referring a dispute with a cross-claiming creditor to adjudication. Whether an adjudicator has jurisdiction to decide such a dispute.
Bresco agreed to perform electrical works for Lonsdale in 2014. Bresco is now insolvent and Lonsdale claims it is owed over £300,000 compensation by Bresco. Bresco says it is owed money for work done. Bresco’s liquidator referred the dispute to adjudication but Lonsdale say adjudication is not available in these circumstances.
Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in liquidation)
Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd
Lord Reed, Lord Briggs, Lord Kitchin, Lord Hamblen, Lord Leggatt
Hearing start date
22 April 2020
Hearing finish date
23 April 2020
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