Powdrill and Atkinson (as joint administrators of Paramount Airways Ltd) v Watson and another [1995] IRLR 269 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Insolvency: Administrators and receivers liable on adopted contracts

    Date:
    1 April 1995

    Where the conduct of an administrator or receiver of a company amounts to an election to treat a continued contract of employment as giving rise to a separate liability in the administration or receivership, that contract is "adopted" within the meaning of the Insolvency Act 1986, holds the House of Lords in Powdrill and Atkinson v Watson and another; Talbot and another v Cadge and another; and Talbot and another v Grundy and another.