| Commentary

26.2 Debtor’s ‘own hearing centre’

| Commentary

26.2 Debtor’s ‘own hearing centre’

In general, proceedings within the jurisdiction of the County Court can be issued in any hearing centre in England and Wales1. This is not satisfactory for bankruptcy or other personal insolvency procedures where the petition or other proceeding ought in fairness to be presented in the nearest court to where the debtor lives or carries on business, and, accordingly, proceedings under Parts 1 to 11 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (thus including Parts 7a to 11 which relate to personal insolvency) must be presented in a designated hearing centre2. In view of the fundamental changes

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