Successive stages of a capital reorganisation:
There was a sequence of general and class meetings to approve the successive stages of a capital re-organisation. Out of 1,600 members present only 565 were holders of deferred shares. But only the holders of shares of each class were invited to vote (as a class) at their class meeting. The others present took no part.
It was held that there was no irregularity of procedure in conducting a class meeting in the presence of non-members of the class. A class meeting is one at which only members of a particular class vote. It does not matter that others who are not members of the class are present.