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The Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Summoning of meeting to appoint first trustee

266.—(1) Subject to Articles 267(3) and 270(5), where a bankruptcy order has been made and no certificate for the summary administration of the bankrupt’s estate has been issued, the official receiver shall, as soon as practicable within the 12 weeks from the day on which the order was made, decide whether to summon a general meeting of the bankrupt’s creditors for the purpose of appointing a trustee of the bankrupt’s estate.

(2) Subject to Article 267, if the official receiver decides not to summon such a meeting, he shall, before the expiration of the period of 12 weeks mentioned in paragraph (1), give notice of his decision to the High Court and to every creditor of the bankrupt who is known to the official receiver or is identified in the bankrupt’s statement of affairs.

(3) As from the giving to the High Court of a notice under paragraph (2), the official receiver is the trustee of the bankrupt’s estate.

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