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What is the process for undertaking checks for winding-up petitions in the District Registries and County Court hearing centres in the location where the company has it’s registered office or place of business? Are the District Registries undertaking Chancery work now mostly covered by the CE-File?

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Published on LexisPSL on 11/05/2021

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  • What is the process for undertaking checks for winding-up petitions in the District Registries and County Court hearing centres in the location where the company has it’s registered office or place of business? Are the District Registries undertaking Chancery work now mostly covered by the CE-File?

What is the process for undertaking checks for winding-up petitions in the District Registries and County Court hearing centres in the location where the company has it’s registered office or place of business? Are the District Registries undertaking Chancery work now mostly covered by the CE-File?

The Central Registry of Winding-up Petitions (the Central Registry) is a computerised register of winding-up petitions and administration applications presented to either the Rolls Building (Business and Property Courts of England and Wales, Insolvency and Companies List (ChD)), a Chancery District Registry or the County Court.

A search at the Central Registry (which can be carried out over the telephone, online via CE-filing, online through a third-party search provider, or in person) should reveal any petition or order for the winding-up of a company made in England and Wales, and any administration application, order or appointment of administrators (including forms filed in connection with the the out-of-court appointment of administrators) filed in England and Wales. However, it should be noted that what the searches reveal is dependent on the District Registries and County Court hearing centres informing the Central Registry of the documents that have been filed with them. This information may be supplied to the Central Registry but is not guaranteed, and is unfortunately an inherent issue in the system.

It may be possible to contact individual courts by telephone

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