- Bankruptcy proceedings confirmed as controlled by the court to a large extent (Barker v Baxendale-Walker)
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- What are the practical implications of this case?
Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: This case confirms that bankruptcy and compulsory liquidation are processes controlled by courts to a greater extent than other insolvency processes. Christopher Brockman, barrister at Enterprise Chambers, who appeared for HMRC, analyses the implications of this decision for insolvency practitioners (IPs).
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