Insolvency procedures for individuals, companies and partnerships are in the main governed by regimes under the Insolvency Act 19861. Some aspects of the procedures are broadly the same, such as the regulation of official receivers and insolvency practitioners2, the EU Insolvency Regulation3 and cross-border proceedings4. In this title the emphasis is placed on those aspects of insolvency law that relate solely to individuals (including deceased individuals). Where the law applies also to companies and partnerships, this is set out in detail elsewhere in this work5.
There are three types of procedure under the Insolvency Act 1986 which govern the administration of the
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