- Postponing the sale of a bankrupt’s home
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- What practical lessons can those advising take away from this case?
- What was the background to the appeal?
- What were the issues before the judge?
- What were the main legal arguments put forward?
- What did the judge decide, and why?
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Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Edward Rowntree, barrister of Hardwicke, considers the discretion afforded to judges to postpone the sale of a bankrupt’s home in light of the decision in Grant v Baker where the High Court overturned the indefinite postponement of sale ordered by a judge seeking to protect a vulnerable individual residing at the property.
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