Fruit machines and Blue Monkeys—can administrators be personally liable for converting ROT goods?

In the days immediately following their appointment, administrators are often faced with a large number of retention of title (ROT) claims from suppliers who demand a quick adjudication of their claim, often on the back of incomplete evidence. The recent decision in Blue Monkey Gaming Ltd v Hudson & others provides useful guidance for both administrators and ROT claimants. In this case the Court had to consider whether the administrators were obliged to identify property claimed by a third party, the potential personal liability of administrators in conversion and the appropriate measure of damages.

Click on the link below for an article by Tom Shepherd of 11 Stone Buildings who looks at the recent ruling:

Insider: Fruit machines and Blue Monkeys—can administrators be personally liable for converting ROT goods?

Case citation : Blue Monkey Gaming Ltd v Hudson & others [2014] Lexis Citation 122

Further reading

If you are a LexisPSL Subscriber, click the links below for further information on retention of title claims:

Dealing with suppliers, customers and RoT  claims (Subscriber access only)

A creditor's guide to dealing with a distressed company (Subscriber access only)

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