197 Commission for receiving evidence
197 Commission for receiving evidence

(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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