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Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 9 – Grounds for resignation or removal of trustee

36.This section deals with the reasons for which an interim trustee or a trustee can resign or be removed from office.

37.Subsection (1) makes amendments to section 13 of the 1985 Act removing the interim trustee’s right to resign “for any reason whatsoever”. The interim trustee must now be incapable of acting, as defined by section 1(6) of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 4), or be incapacitated in some other way.

38.Subsection (2) inserts words into section 28(1) of the 1985 Act making it clear that the trustee in sequestration continues to be permitted to resign if he or she is unable for any reason to act as trustee.

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