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Is there any recourse against the Royal Courts of Justice if the Central Registry of winding-up petitions gives an incorrect response?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/03/2018

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  • Is there any recourse against the Royal Courts of Justice if the Central Registry of winding-up petitions gives an incorrect response?

Is there any recourse against the Royal Courts of Justice if the Central Registry of winding-up petitions gives an incorrect response?

We have been unable to find any details of potential recourse against the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ) if the Central Registry of winding-up petitions gives an incorrect response. We have been unable to identify any statutory requirement to provide the Central Registry of winding-up petitions which in turn might have advised on the potential recourse against the court. It may be that the court provides the service to help manage requests to see the court files.

However, you may find the following information about the service useful:

The main problem with searching the Central Registry is that, when winding-up petitions and administration applications are filed with or presented to a District Registry or the County Court, these may not always be notified to the Central Registry and entered on such records immediately or at all. Therefore, it may be prudent to do a search at the District Registries and County Court hearing centres in the location where the company has its registered office or place of business to ensure that no winding-up petitions have been filed or administration appointments made there. See Practice Note: Insolvency searches for companies at the Central Registry.

We understand the manual register of administration petitions is usually updated after 4.30 pm

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