363. Block transfer of trustee appointments.

363.     Block transfer of trustee appointments.

Where an office-holder ('the outgoing office-holder') dies, retires from practice, or is otherwise unable or unwilling to continue in office, and it is expedient to transfer some or all of the cases in which the outgoing office-holder holds office to one or more office-holders ('the replacement office-holder') in a single transaction1, the court has the power to make a block transfer order, appointing a replacement office-holder in the place of the outgoing office-holder to be trustee in a bankruptcy2, or supervisor3 of a voluntary arrangement4.

The replacement office-holder must be qualified to act as an