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The Postal Administration Rules 2013

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Admission and rejection of claims

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27.—(1) At any creditors’ meeting the chair has power to admit or reject a creditor’s claim for the purpose of their entitlement to vote; and the power is exercisable with respect to the whole or any part of the claim.

(2) The chair’s decision under this Rule, or in respect of any matter arising under Rule 26, is subject to appeal to the court by any creditor.

(3) If the chair is in doubt whether a claim should be admitted or rejected, the chair shall mark it as objected to and allow the creditor to vote, subject to their vote being subsequently declared invalid if the objection to the claim is sustained.

(4) If on an appeal the chair’s decision is reversed or varied, or a creditor’s vote is declared invalid, the court may order that another meeting be summoned, or make such other order as it thinks just.

(5) An application to the court by way of appeal under this Rule against a decision of the chair must be made not later than 21 days after the date of the meeting.

(6) Neither the postal administrator nor any person nominated by the postal administrator to be chair is personally liable for costs incurred by any person in respect of an appeal to the court under this Rule, unless the court makes an order to that effect.

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