| Commentary

114 Abolition of debtor’s petitions

| Commentary

3: DEBTOR’S BANKRUPTCY APPLICATION

(a) General

114 Abolition of debtor’s petitions

With effect from 6 April 2016 it is no longer possible for a debtor to petition for his own bankruptcy1. If he wishes to obtain a bankruptcy order relating to his own affairs and property he must instead apply to an adjudicator2 who, on being satisfied of specified matters, must make a bankruptcy order. Once the order is made, matters proceed as they would have done if a bankruptcy order had been made on a debtor's petition before 6 April 2016. The change is effectively

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