Matthew Collings KC and Tim Calland succeed in claim to unravel collapsed fractional ownership investment scheme

Matthew Collings KC and Tim Calland appeared on behalf of the successful claimants seeking to recover misappropriated property interests in two hotels that were the subject of a failed fractional ownership investment scheme on behalf of the insolvent entities that own them.

In this complex and long-running claim they worked alongside solicitors from Howes Percival LLP and were instructed by the liquidators from Grant Thornton UK LLP.  Together, they were able to successfully unpick a number of questionable transactions that left the vehicles through which the scheme was effected without any assets of value.

The claim involved wide-ranging issues, including directors’ duties, want of authority, S.423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and land-registration law.

The judgment can be viewed here.