597. Final distribution.

When the trustee has realised all the bankrupt's estate1 or so much of it as can, in the trustee's opinion, be realised without needlessly protracting the trusteeship, he must give notice in the prescribed manner2 either of his intention to declare a final dividend or that no dividend, or further dividend, will be declared3. Such notice must contain the prescribed particulars4 and must require claims against the bankrupt's estate to be established by a date ('the final date') specified in the notice5. On the application of any person, the court may postpone the final date