Commentary

86 Abridgement of time for service and applications not on notice

BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY (CORPORATE INSOLVENCY) vol 3(3)

86 Abridgement of time for service and applications not on notice

86 Abridgement of time for service and applications not on notice

Part 12 of the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 (the ‘2016 Rules’) applies to the issue and fixing of a hearing date for an administration application1. There is no longer a special rule like the former rule 2.8 of the Insolvency Rules 19862. Accordingly, the Court may decide (and may be asked on issue) to fix an urgent hearing3and has the general power to abridge time4.

Under the original administration legislation, it was often the case that where an application by the company or by directors for an administration

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