Tuesday, 30 June 2009

House of Lords panel announced for the Sigma Finance appeal

The House of Lords panel for the Sigma Finance appeal has been distributed. The hearing starts tomorrow (Wednesday 1 July – Thursday 2 July) under the name of: In re Sigma Finance Corporation (in Administrative Receivership) and In re the Insolvency Act 1986 (First appeal); In re Sigma Finance Corporation (in Administrative Receivership) and In re the Insolvency Act 1986 (Second appeal); In re Sigma Finance Corporation (in Administrative Receivership) and In re the Insolvency Act 1986 (Third appeal) (Conjoined Appeals). The panel will consist of: 
  • Lord Hope of Craighead 
  • Lord Scott of Foscote 
  • Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe 
  • Lord Mance 
  • Lord Collins of Mapesbury
The first instance judgment can be seen here. The Court of Appeal judgment can be seen here.

Picture Credit: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200203/ldbrief/img/la.gif.  The Lords of Appeal in Ordinary (The Law Lords) : Front Row from left to right, Lord Hutton, Lord Hoffmann, Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Bingham of Cornwall, Lord Steyn, Lord Hope of Craighead. Back Row, Brendan Keith (Clerk of the Judicial Office), Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Lord Scott of Foscote, Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough, Lord Saville of Newdigate, Lord Millett, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry. 

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