780. Filing and service of witness statements and reports.

Unless the provision of the Insolvency Act 1986 or the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 20161 under which the application is made provides otherwise, or the court directs otherwise:


    (1)     if the applicant intends to rely at the first hearing on evidence in a witness statement or report, the applicant must file the witness statement or report with the court2 and serve a copy of it on the respondent, not less than 14 days before the date fixed for the hearing; and