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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

New section 56B – Grounds for making order

10.Section 56B details the kinds of conduct the sheriff has to take account of when deciding whether to grant an application for a BRO. The conduct of the debtor both before and after the date of sequestration can be taken into account. The sheriff is to take into account factors including possible gratuitous alienations and unfair preferences. In addition to taking account of gratuitous alienations and unfair preferences within the meaning of those terms as defined in the 1985 Act, the sheriff can consider any alienation or preference which is challengeable under common law.

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