Re Maxwell Fleet and Facilities Management Ltd (in administration) (No.2) [2000] 2 All ER 860 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Transfer of undertakings: "Hiving-down" provision is subject to Litster principle

    Date:
    15 March 2000

    A collusive scheme intended to avoid the application of the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations, whereby the transferor's business and assets were "hived down" and transferred first to a subsidiary company and then to the ultimate transferee, was in substance a single transfer, holds the High Court in Re Maxwell Fleet and Facilities Management Ltd (in administration) (No.2).