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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

New section 56D – Timing of application for order

12.Section 56D details the time limits within which an application for a BRO can be made. The application must be made after the date of sequestration and before the date of the debtor’s discharge from bankruptcy. Any applications submitted after the date of the debtor’s discharge will be allowed only with the sheriff’s permission.

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