- Can a trustee in bankruptcy apply for a vesting order post-disclaimer? (Sleight (as trustee of the estate of Jillian Paula Mascall deceased) v Crown Estate Commissioners)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Sleight v Crown Estate Commissioners considered whether a trustee in bankruptcy (trustee)—having disclaimed an asset—could apply for a vesting order where a sale of the asset had resulted in a surplus. James Malam, barrister at Exchange Chambers, who represented the applicant trustee, comments on the case.
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