246 Unenforceability of liens on books, etc
246 Unenforceability of liens on books, etc

(1)     This section applies in the case of a company where—

[(a)     the company enters administration,] or

(b)     the company goes into liquidation, or

(c)     a provisional liquidator is appointed;

and “the office-holder” means the administrator, the liquidator or the provisional liquidator, as the case may be.

(2)     Subject as follows, a lien or other right to retain possession of any of the books, papers or other records of the company is unenforceable to the extent that its enforcement would deny possession of any books, papers or other records to the office-holder.