| Commentary

297 Power to make administration order

| Commentary

297 Power to make administration order

The county court (but not the High Court) has jurisdiction to make an order providing for the administration of a debtor’s estate where the debtor is unable to satisfy forthwith a judgment against him and his whole indebtedness does not exceed £5,000, inclusive of the debt for which the judgment was obtained1. The order is known as an administration order2. Any county court may make an administration order, not just the court in which the judgment was obtained.

A debtor with several debts3, including a judgment debt, is

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