(1) When a company is wound up in England and Wales or in Scotland, the court may refer the whole or any part of the examination of witnesses—
(a) to [the] county court in England and Wales, or
(b) to the sheriff principal for a specified sheriffdom in Scotland, or
(c) to the High Court in Northern Ireland or a specified Northern Ireland County Court,
(“specified” meaning specified in the order of the winding-up court).
(2) Any person exercising jurisdiction as a judge of the court to which the reference is made (or, in Scotland, the sheriff principal to whom it is made) shall then, by virtue of this section, be a commissioner for the purpose of taking the evidence of those witnesses.
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