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[F1CHAPTER IV]N.I.[F1WINDING UP, ETC.]

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[F2Scope of ChapterN.I.

652N.  This Chapter applies to any company to which Article 640A applies.]

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[F3Particulars to be delivered to the registrar: winding upN.I.

652O.(1) Subject to paragraph (8), where a company to which this Chapter applies is being wound up, it shall deliver to the registrar for registration a return in the prescribed form containing the following particulars—

(a)the name of the company;

(b)whether the company is being wound up by an order of a court and, if so, the name and address of the court and the date of the order;

(c)if the company is not being so wound up, as a result of what action the winding up has commenced;

(d)whether the winding up has been instigated by:

(i)the company's members;

(ii)the company's creditors; or

(iii)some other person or persons,

and, in the case of (iii) the identity of that person or those persons shall be given; and

(e)the date on which the winding up became or will become effective.

(2) The period allowed for delivery of a return under paragraph (1) is 14 days from the date on which the winding up begins.

(3) Subject to paragraph (8), a person appointed to be the liquidator of a company to which this Chapter applies shall deliver to the registrar for registration a return in the prescribed form containing the following particulars—

(a)his name and address,

(b)the date of his appointment, and

(c)a description of such of his powers, if any, as are derived otherwise than from the general law of the company's constitution.

(4) The period allowed for delivery of a return under paragraph (3) is 14 days from the date of the liquidator's appointment.

(5) Subject to paragraph (8), the liquidator of a company to which this Chapter applies shall deliver to the registrar for registration a return in the prescribed form upon the occurrence of the following events—

(a)the termination of the winding up of the company, and

(b)the company ceasing to be registered, in circumstances where ceasing to be registered is an event of legal significance.

The following particulars shall be given:

(i)

in the case of (a), the name of the company and the date on which the winding up terminated; and

(ii)

in the case of (b), the name of the company and the date on which the company ceased to be registered.

(6) The period allowed for delivery of a return under paragraph (5) is 14 days from the date of the event concerned.

(7) The obligation to deliver a return under paragraph (1), (3) or (5) shall apply in respect of each branch which the company has in Northern Ireland (though where the company has more than one branch in Northern Ireland a return which gives the branch numbers of two or more such branches is to be regarded as a return in respect of each branch whose number is given).

(8) No return is required under paragraph (1), (3) or (5) in respect of a winding up under Part VI of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.]

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[F4Particulars to be delivered to the registrar: insolvency proceedings etc.N.I.

652P.(1) Where a company to which this Chapter applies becomes subject to any of the following proceedings (other than proceedings for the winding up of the company), that is to say, insolvency proceedings or an arrangement or composition or any analogous proceedings, it shall deliver to the registrar for registration a return in the prescribed form containing the following particulars—

(a)the name of the company;

(b)whether the proceedings are by order of a court and, if so, the name and address of the court and the date of the order;

(c)if the proceedings are not by order of a court, as a result of what action the proceedings have been commenced;

(d)whether the proceedings have been instigated by:

(i)the company's members;

(ii)the company's creditors; or

(iii)some other person or persons,

and, in the case of (iii) the identity of that person or those persons shall be given; and

(e)the date on which the proceedings became or will become effective.

(2) Where a company to which this Chapter applies ceases to be subject to any of the proceedings mentioned in paragraph (1) it shall deliver to the registrar for registration a return in the prescribed form containing the following particulars:

(a)the name of the company; and

(b)the date on which it ceased to be subject to the proceedings.

(3) The period allowed for delivery of a return under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) is 14 days from the date on which the company becomes subject to the proceedings concerned.

(4) The obligation to deliver a return under this Article shall apply in respect of each branch which the company has in Northern Ireland (though where the company has more than one branch in Northern Ireland a return which gives the branch number of two or more such branches is to be regarded as a return in respect of each branch whose number is given).]

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[F5Penalty for non-complianceN.I.

652Q.(1) If a company fails to comply with Article 652O(1) or 652P(1) or (2) within the period allowed for compliance, it, and every person who immediately before the end of that period was a director of it, is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine and, for continued contravention, to a daily default fine.

(2) If a liquidator fails to comply with Article 652O(3) or (5) within the period allowed for compliance, he is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine and, for continued contravention, to a daily default fine.

(3) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under this Article to prove that he took all reasonable steps for securing compliance with the requirements concerned.]

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