Insolvency Act 1986

Schedule 1Powers of Administrator or Administrative Receiver

1Power to take possession of, collect and get in the property of the company and, for that purpose, to take such proceedings as may seem to him expedient.

2Power to sell or otherwise dispose of the property of the company by public auction or private contract or, in Scotland, to sell, feu, hire out or otherwise dispose of the property of the company by public roup or private bargain.

3Power to raise or borrow money and grant security therefor over the property of the company.

4Power to appoint a solicitor or accountant or other professionally qualified person to assist him in the performance of his functions.

5Power to bring or defend any action or other legal proceedings in the name and on behalf of the company.

6Power to refer to arbitration any question affecting the company.

7Power to effect and maintain insurances in respect of the business and property of the company.

8Power to use the company's seal.

9Power to do all acts and to execute in the name and on behalf of the company any deed, receipt or other document.

10Power to draw, accept, make and endorse any bill of exchange or promissory note in the name and on behalf of the company.

11Power to appoint any agent to do any business which he is unable to do himself or which can more conveniently be done by an agent and power to employ and dismiss employees.

12Power to do all such things (including the carrying out of works) as may be necessary for the realisation of the property of the company.

13Power to make any payment which is necessary or incidental to the performance of his functions.

14Power to carry on the business of the company.

15Power to establish subsidiaries of the company.

16Power to transfer to subsidiaries of the company the whole or any part of the business and property of the company.

17Power to grant or accept a surrender of a lease or tenancy of any of the property of the company, and to take a lease or tenancy of any property required or convenient for the business of the company.

18Power to make any arrangement or compromise on behalf of the company.

19Power to call up any uncalled capital of the company.

20Power to rank and claim in the bankruptcy, insolvency, sequestration or liquidation of any person indebted to the company and to receive dividends, and to accede to trust deeds for the creditors of any such person.

21Power to present or defend a petition for the winding up of the company.

22Power to change the situation of the company's registered office.

23Power to do all other things incidental to the exercise of the foregoing powers.