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Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016

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215Debtor to co-operate with trustee

(1)The debtor must take every practicable step (and in particular must execute any document) which may be necessary to enable the trustee in the sequestration to perform the functions conferred on the trustee by this Act.

(2)If the sheriff, on the trustee’s application, is satisfied—

(a)that the debtor has failed to execute a document in compliance with subsection (1), the sheriff may authorise the sheriff clerk to do so, or

(b)that the debtor has failed to comply in any other respect with that subsection, the sheriff may order the debtor to do so.

(3)The execution, by virtue of paragraph (a) of subsection (2), of a document by the sheriff clerk has the like force and effect in all respects as if it had been executed by the debtor.

(4)If the debtor fails to comply with an order under subsection (2)(b) then the debtor commits an offence.

(5)If the debtor is convicted of an offence under subsection (4) then the debtor is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or—

(i)in a case where the debtor has previously been convicted of an offence inferring dishonest appropriation of property or an attempt at dishonest appropriation of property, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or

(ii)in any other case, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months,

or both to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum and to such imprisonment as is mentioned, in relation to the case in question, in sub-paragraph (i) or (ii),

(b)on conviction on indictment—

(i)to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or

(ii)both to a fine and to such imprisonment.

(6)In this section, “debtor” includes a debtor discharged under this Act.

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