Haine v Secretary of State for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform & Anor - protective award made after insolvency is a provable debt where liability stems from a pre-liquidation breach of obligation - Court of Appeal 11.6.08
Mr Haine represented the employees of Compound Sections Ltd, an insolvent company. They tried to enforce "protective awards" made by an employment tribunal under TULR(C)A 1992 ss. 188 & 189 for failure to consult about dismissals as Compound went into insolvent liquidation. The problem was that the tribunal made the awards some months after the liquidation.