568. Bankruptcy expenses.

568.     Bankruptcy expenses.

The expenses of the bankruptcy rank in priority before preferential and other debts1. All fees, costs, charges and other expenses incurred in the course of the bankruptcy are to be regarded as expenses of the bankruptcy2. Any expenses3 incurred by the official receiver, in whatever capacity the official receiver may be acting, in connection with proceedings taken against the official receiver in insolvency proceedings4 are to be treated as expenses of the insolvency proceedings5.