606 Power of court to grant relief
606 Power of court to grant relief
Companies Act 2006 | Legislation

(1)     A person who—

(a)     is liable to a company under any provision of this Chapter in relation to payment in respect of any shares in the company, or

(b)     is liable to a company by virtue of an undertaking given to it in, or in connection with, payment for any shares in the company,

may apply to the court to be exempted in whole or in part from the liability.

(2)     In the case of a liability within subsection (1)(a), the court may exempt the applicant from the liability only if and to the extent that it appears to the court just and equitable to do so having regard to—

(a)     whether the applicant has paid, or is liable to pay, any amount in respect of—

(i)     any other liability arising in relation to those shares under any provision of this Chapter or Chapter 5, or

(ii)     any liability arising by virtue of any undertaking given in or in connection with payment for those shares;

(b)     whether any person other than the applicant has paid or is likely to pay, whether in pursuance of any order of the court or otherwise, any such amount;