245. Expenses of preparing accounts.

245.     Expenses of preparing accounts.

If the bankrupt cannot personally prepare adequate accounts1, the official receiver may, at the expense of the bankrupt's estate, employ a person or firm to assist in their preparation2.

At the request of the bankrupt, made on the grounds that the bankrupt cannot personally prepare the accounts, the official receiver may authorise an allowance payable out of the bankrupt's estate, in accordance with the prescribed order of priority3, of all or part of the expenses to be incurred by the bankrupt in employing a person or firm to assist the bankrupt in their