Can a trustee in bankruptcy seek an order for financial relief in divorce proceedings? The case of Robert v Woodall [2016] EWHC 538 (Ch) considered

Can a trustee in bankruptcy seek an order for financial relief in divorce proceedings? The case of Robert v Woodall [2016] EWHC 538 (Ch) considered

In this article, Beverley Lambert a consultant lawyer at Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd looks at the case of Robert v Woodall [2016] EWHC 538 (Ch). The key points arising from this article include:

  • When a person is adjudged bankrupt their estate automatically vests in their trustee in bankruptcy pursuant to s 283(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986)
  • IA 1986, s 436 defines property to include, amongst other things, ‘money, goods and

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About the author:

Neeta has been working as a paralegal in Banking and Insolvency for the past 4 and a half years.

She started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice Course. She moved to Lexis®PSL in April 2013.