The Honourable Mr Justice Lewison, sitting with Master Campbell and Mr Peter Todd as Assessors, has handed down his judgment in Falmouth House Freehold Company Ltd & Anor v Morgan Walker LLP  EWHC B26 (Ch) (23 November 2010) . The case does not concern a specific insolvency point, but a dispute over solicitors' fees arising from a winding up petition. For example, "The evidence in support of the petitions had been preceded by a statutory demand served by Morgan Walker on House. The particulars of the debt stated that the debt was incurred on 20 November 2008 and payable on 21 December 2008; and that it arose pursuant to an invoice dated 20 November 2008. The amount of the debt was said to be "at least" £31,417.07. That was because Morgan Walker were holding £170,000 which, together with the amount specified in the statutory demand, made up the total of £201,417.07 claimed in the invoice... It could not be argued that that bill had been paid, since the non-payment of that bill was the foundation of the statutory demand; and of Morgan Walker's support of the winding up petition. It had, at best, been partly paid"
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