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The Insolvency (Scotland) (Receivership and Winding up) Rules 2018

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Notices to creditors of decision procedure

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8.8.—(1) This rule sets out the requirements for notices to creditors where a decision is sought by a decision procedure.

(2) The convener must deliver a notice to every creditor who is entitled to notice of the procedure.

(3) The notice must contain the following—

(a)identification details for the insolvency proceedings;

(b)details of the decision to be made or of any resolution on which a decision is sought;

(c)a description of the decision procedure which the convener is using, and arrangements, including the venue, for the decision procedure;

(d)a statement of the decision date;

(e)a statement as to when the creditor must have delivered a statement of claim and documentary evidence of debt in accordance with these Rules failing which a vote by the creditor will be disregarded;

(f)a statement that a creditor whose debt is treated as a small debt in accordance with rule 7.35 must still deliver a statement of claim and documentary evidence of debt if that creditor wishes to vote;

(g)a statement that a creditor who has opted out from receiving notices may nevertheless vote if the creditor provides a statement of claim and documentary evidence of debt in accordance with paragraph (e);

(h)in the case of a decision to remove a liquidator in a creditors’ voluntary winding up or a winding up by the court, a statement drawing the attention of creditors to section 173(2) or 174(4) (which relate to the release of the liquidator), as appropriate(1);

(i)except in the case of a physical meeting, a statement that creditors who meet the thresholds in section 246ZE(7) may, within 5 business days from the date of delivery of the notice, require a physical meeting to be held to consider the matter;

(j)in the case of a meeting, a statement that any proxy must be delivered to the convener or chair before it may be used at the meeting;

(k)in the case of a meeting, a statement that, where applicable, a complaint may be made in accordance with rule 8.38 and the period within which such a complaint may be made; and

(l)a statement that a creditor may appeal a decision in accordance with rule 8.35, and the relevant period under rule 8.35 within which such an appeal may be made.

(4) The notice must be authenticated and dated by the convener.

(5) Where the decision procedure is a meeting the notice must be accompanied by a blank proxy complying with rule 9.3.

(6) This rule does not apply if the court orders under rule 8.12 that notice of a decision procedure be given by advertisement only.

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Section 173(2)(d) is prospectively amended, (2)(a), (b) and (e) substituted and (2A) inserted by paragraph 44 of schedule 9 of the 2015 Act, and section 174(4) amended by paragraph 45 of schedule 9 of the same Act.

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