| Commentary

10 Abolition of statutory forms

| Commentary

10 Abolition of statutory forms

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 20161 (the ‘2016 Rules’) were published and laid before parliament on 25 October 2016. The 2016 Rules came into force on 6 April 2017.

The intention of the 2016 Rules was to entirely do away with statutory forms for use in insolvency proceedings. The explanatory notes to the 2016 Rules say that this is part of a process of ‘future proofing’ the Insolvency Rules by reducing the need for amendments to forms. Instead of statutory forms:

  1. 10.1

        Part 1 of the 2016 Rules sets out general rules on formal content

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