10 in 10: Episode 7: BAT v. Sequana

2 November, 2020

In episode seven, Stephen Houseman QC is joined by Richard Millett QC and Anna Dilnot to discuss the chancery insolvency case of BAT v. Sequana, which occupied many weeks of Chancery Division’s time in 2016 and the Court of Appeal in 2018.

The high profile case concerned the payment of two dividends by AWA to its parent company Sequana. Both sets of appeals arose out of the judgment of Mrs Justice Rose following a 32 day trial in the Chancery Division in 2016, and her further judgment following a 2 day hearing on the remedy to be granted on the BAT claim in 2017.

With thanks to Akash Sonecha, Junior Tenant at Essex Court Chambers, for his research for this episode.

The music used in this podcast is “Upbeat Party” by scottholmesmusic.com