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Exploring a contractual duty to protect the interests of the bankrupt? (Reynard v Fox)

Published on: 05 April 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Exploring a contractual duty to protect the interests of the bankrupt? (Reynard v Fox)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Siward Atkins, barrister at Maitland Chambers (and counsel for the defendant) explores whether a trustee in bankruptcy (trustee) might owe duties to the bankrupt. He argues the message could not be clearer when it comes to the existence of a trustee’s contractual duty of care to the bankrupt—with this case suggesting a trustee cannot owe any contractual duties to protect the interests of the bankrupt. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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