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388 Meaning of “act as insolvency practitioner”E+W+S

(1)A person acts as an insolvency practitioner in relation to a company by acting—

(a)as its liquidator, provisional liquidator, administrator or administrative receiver, or

[F1(b)where a voluntary arrangement in relation to the company is proposed or approved under Part I, as nominee or supervisor]

(2)A person acts as an insolvency practitioner in relation to an individual by acting—

(a)as his trustee in bankruptcy or interim receiver of his property or as permanent or interim trustee in the sequestration of his estate; or

(b)as trustee under a deed which is a deed of arrangement made for the benefit of his creditors or, in Scotland, a trust deed for his creditor; or

[F2(c)where a voluntary arrangement in relation to the individual is proposed or approved under Part VIII, as nominee or supervisor]

(d)in the case of a deceased individual to the administration of whose estate this section applies by virtue of an order under section 421 (application of provisions of this Act to insolvent estates of deceased persons), as administrator of that estate.

[F3(2A)A person acts as an insolvency practitioner in relation to an insolvent partnership by acting—

(a)as its liquidator, provisional liquidator or administrator, or

(b)as trustee of the partnership under article 11 of the Insolvent Partnerships Order 1994, or

[F4(c)where a voluntary arrangement in relation to the insolvent partnership is proposed or approved under Part I of the Act, as nominee or supervisor.]]

[F5(2B)In relation to a voluntary arrangement proposed under Part I or VIII, a person acts as nominee if he performs any of the functions conferred on nominees under the Part in question.]

(3)References in this section to an individual include, except in so far as the context otherwise requires, references F6. . . to any debtor within the meaning of the M1Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985.

(4)In this section—

  • administrative receiver” has the meaning given by section 251 in Part VII;

  • [F7company” means—

    (a)

    a company registered under the Companies Act 2006 in England and Wales or Scotland, or

    (b)

    a company that may be wound up under Part 5 of this Act (unregistered companies).]

  • interim trustee” and “permanent trustee” mean the same as in the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985.

[F8(5)Nothing in this section applies to anything done by—

(a)the official receiver; or

(b)the Accountant in Bankruptcy (within the meaning of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985).]

[F9(6)Nothing in this section applies to anything done (whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere) in relation to insolvency proceedings under the EC Regulation in a member State other than the United Kingdom.]

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F1S. 388(1)(b) substituted (1.1.2003) by 2000 c. 39, s. 4(2)(a); S.I. 2002/2711, art. 2 (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-5)

F2S. 388(2)(c) substituted (1.1.2003) by 2000 c. 39, s. 4(2)(b); S.I. 2002/2711, art. 2 (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-5)

F3S. 388(2A) inserted (1.12.1994) by S.I. 1994/2421, arts. 1(2), 15(1)

F4S. 388(2A)(c) substituted (1.1.2003) by S.I. 2002/2708, art. 3 (with art. 11(1)(3))

F5S. 388(2B) inserted (1.1.2003) by 2000 c. 39, s. 4(2)(c); S.I. 2002/2711, art. 2 (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-5)

F6Words in s. 388(3) omitted (1.12.1994) by virtue of S.I. 1994/2421, art. 15(2)

F7S. 388(4): definition substituted (1.10.2009) by The Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2009, (S.I. 2009/1941) arts. 2(1), 8, {Sch. 1 para. 78(2)} (with art. 10, Sch. 1 para. 84)

F8S. 388(5) substituted (1.4.1993) by 1993 c. 6, s. 11(1) (with s. 12(6)); S.I. 1993/438, art. 3 (with arts. 4, 5)

F9S. 388(6) inserted (31.5.2002) by S.I. 2002/1240, reg. 17

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 388 applied (with modifications) by S.I. 1986/1999, art. 3, Sch. 1 Pt. II

S. 388 applied (7.2.1994) by 1993 c. 48, s. 119(8) (with s. 6(8)); S.I. 1994/86, art. 2

S. 388 applied (31.10.1994) by 1994 c. 21, s. 36(7) (with s. 40(7)); S.I. 1994/2553, art. 2

S. 388 applied (with modifications) (3.2.1995) by 1994 c. 37, ss. 35(4), 69(2) (with s. 66(2))

S. 388 applied (with modifications) (1.4.1996) by 1995 c. 43, ss. 44, 50(2), Sch. 2 para. 5(3)

S. 388 applied (with modifications) (E.W.) (13.6.2001 for certain purposes and 1.9.2001 otherwise) by 2001 c. 17, s. 38, Sch. 6 para. 11(6) (with ss. 27(3), 39, 78); S.I. 2001/2161, arts. 2, 3 (as amended by S.I. 2001/2304, art. 2)

S. 388 applied (with modifications) (S.) (10.12.2001) by 2001 asp 13, s. 20, Sch. 6 para. 11(6) (with s. 29); S.S.I. 2001/456, art. 2

S. 388 applied (with modifications) (24.3.2003) by 2002 c. 29, ss. 433(4), 458(1)(3); S.I. 2003/333, art. 2, Sch. (subject to arts. 3-13 (as amended by S.I. 2003/531, arts. 3, 4))

S. 388 applied (with modifications) (6.4.2005) by Pensions Act 2004 (c. 35), ss. 121(9)(11), 322(1) (with s. 313); S.I. 2005/275, art. 2(7), Sch. Pt. 7 (subject to art. 2(12))

C2S. 388 applied (with modifications) (temp. for a period of 12 months beginning with 22.3.1990: S.I. 1990/675; and for a further period of 12 months beginning with 22.3.1991: S.I. 1991/549, 779) by Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (c. 4, SIF 39:2), s. 13(8), Sch. 4 para. 33(4)(a)

C3S. 388 excluded (4.4.2006) by The Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/1030), reg. 8

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