When Worlds Collide: Employees’ Rights and Directors’ Duties

17 Oct 2019, 5:30 pm -

This seminar will explore the contours of the so-called rule in Said v Butt so as to consider how far and in what circumstances employees might be able to seek redress directly against their employer’s officers, taking as a starting point the decision of Lane J in Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd [2019] EWHC 843 (QB); [2019] Bus LR 1558.

Please e-mail events@gatehouselaw.co.uk if you would like to join us. We look forward to welcoming you.


17:30: Registration

18:00: Introduction
Antuzis v DJ Houghton: its context, what it decided and what it means.

18:15: The employment law ramifications of Antuzis v DJ Houghton
Looking at the wider implications (including considering issues in relation to migrant workers and what other statutory rights might come within the ambit of this decision – e.g. discrimination).

18:45: Company law and Insolvency law implications of Antuzis v DJ Houghton:
Exploring the wider consequences of this decision in the context of company law disputes and insolvency (including s 212 of IA and CDDA proceedings).

19:15: Q&A and panel discussion:
Where we are headed and what all this might mean in the future (including what limits might be imposed to prevent floodgates).

19:30: Conclusion:
Followed by drinks, canapés and networking.

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