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Insolvency & Restructuring

January 12 2018
Amy Patterson Committal of bankrupt for contempt

United Kingdom - Taylor Wessing

A plaintiff recently applied for a bankrupt's committal to prison for contempt of court, providing certification that the bankrupt's conduct had breached the Insolvency Act 1986 without reasonable excuse. The court's decision appears to be the first to clarify the procedure for applying for a committal order on the basis of breaches of the Insolvency Act and provides helpful guidance to practitioners on this issue.

Author: Amy Patterson
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