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Insolvency (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 8: Powers of trustee exercisable with or without sanction in a bankruptcy

Section 8 effects full removal of the powers exercisable by a trustee under paragraph 6 of Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Insolvency Order and partial removal of those exercisable under paragraph 8 and reinserts both sets of powers in Part 2 of Schedule 3. The powers transferred are to refer to arbitration or to compromise debts and claims due to bankrupts and to make a compromise or arrangement in respect of any claim on any person in connection with a bankrupt’s estate.  The effect of the transfer is to empower trustees to exercise these powers without having to seek sanction from the Court, the creditors’ committee or the Department.

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