426. Rights of spouses and civil partners.

Property which has been the subject of a gift to the bankrupt by the bankrupt's spouse or civil partner passes to the trustee in bankruptcy1. Property which has been the subject of a gift by the bankrupt to the bankrupt's spouse or civil partner will not pass to the trustee2, unless the gift can be avoided as a transaction at an undervalue3. The rule that an effective gift inter vivos of personal chattels may be made only by deed or by delivery applies between spouses and civil partners, as well as between strangers