| Commentary

129 Bankrupt’s duties of co-operation

| Commentary

129 Bankrupt’s duties of co-operation

As the Official Receiver becomes the first trustee in bankruptcy when the bankruptcy order is made, he is, as trustee, obliged to take possession of all books, papers and other records which relate to the bankrupt’s estate or affairs and which belong to the bankrupt or are in his possession or control (including any that would be privileged from disclosure in any proceedings)1 and the bankrupt is under a duty to deliver to the Official Receiver any property, books, papers or other records in his possession or control, of which the trustee is required to

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