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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

New section 56E – Duration of order and application for annulment

13.Section 56E provides details of the start and end dates of any BRO. Subsection (2) states that the minimum time a BRO can run is 2 years and the maximum time is 15 years from the date of the order. Subsection (3) provides that the sheriff may annul or vary a BRO if the debtor applies for it. No provision is made for the grounds on which a sheriff may annul or vary a BRO, it is left to the sheriff to consider whether such action is appropriate in all the circumstances.

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