Ompany Law Essay: The Judiciary should be prepared to lift the corporate veil in the interests of justice. Discuss

The essay should be discuss in between the conflict of corporate veil and the interests of justice.

Only a slight introduction of the definition of coporate veil is needed.
(U should mention these cases if they are relevant to the essay)


Limited Liability Act Act 1855

Companies Act 1985 ss. 24, 108, 117(8) and 349

LIndholst v Fowler [1998] BCLC 166


Gilford Mortor Co. Ltd. v Home [1933] Ch 935

The problem of Corporate groups:

DHN Food Distributors v Tower Hamlets LBC [1976] 1 WLR 852

Woolfson v Strathclyde Regional Council [1978] SLT 15.

Adams v Cape Industries [1990] Ch 433

Stocznia Gdanska SA v Latvian Shipping Co and others [2002] 2 Lloyds Rep 436


Re FG (Films) [1953] 1 WLR 583


Howell, C. Salomon Under Attack (2000)20.10 Company Lawyer 312

Pickering, The Company as a seperate legal entity (1968) 31 MLR 48

Rixon Lifting the veil between holding and subsidiary companies (1986) 102 LQR 415

Interests of Justice cases:

Creasey v Breachwood Motors Ltd. [1992] BCC 638

Ord v Belhaven Pubs Ltd [1998] BCC 607

Lubbe v Cape Plc [2000] 1 WLR 1545

Trustor AB v Smallbone (No.3) [2001] 3 All ER 987