Dear Insolvency Rules Committee,
What Speciailst Ticketed judge hears specialist bankruptcy work at the county court hearing centre at Medway and which county court hearing centres send their contested bankruptcy cases here.
Which county court hearing centres send their contested bankruptcy cases to the county court hearing centre at Central London are these heard in the bankruptcy section or allocated a business and property work number and heard in the county court or are they all heard in the county court(bankruptcy).
How can anyone be sure they are having there annulment applications heard in the correct court setting and before a specialist judge?
Are all specialist bankruptcy work cases marked as Business and Propert Court Work and is this a judicial decision.
Do only specialist judges, hear annulment cases on the grounds that they never should have been made, or do non-specialist ticketed judges such as county court district judges hear this work.
Please provide a list of all specialist ticketed judges and in which county court hearing centres they sit to hear specialist bankruptcy work such as contested creditor petition hearings and annulments for bankruptcy orders that should never have been.
Dear Mr Frankam,
Thank you for your email of 7 February below addressed to the Insolvency Rules Committee.
The Insolvency Rules Committees purpose it to consider amendments to the rules of insolvency following a review of legislation. Unfortunately your questions are not regarding insolvency policy or the amendment of such and instead of relating to court procedure. As such, I would recommend that you direct your enquiries to Her Majesty's Court and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) or the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) who will be in a better position to provide an answer.
Information Rights Officer | Digital Technology Services | The Insolvency Service - Delivering economic confidence | 3rd Floor, Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD | @InsolvencyGovUK | www.gov.uk/insolvency-service |
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Does the insolvency rules committee not hold any policy concerning the rules that you have put in place?
HMCTS is an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Justice who do not make these rules but are supposed to follow them and it does seems this has nothing to do with the MOJ.
Are the county court judges even authorised to hear such High Court specialist work or are they just acting in a private capacity for HMCTS.
Does your organisation have anything more they can add to shed some light on what should be transparent services being provided but unfortunately are the complete opposite.
It can only be assumed that these so-called "judges" are in fact sitting in HMCTS venues whilst acting as a judge in their private capacity whilst not under oath.
I.e. "It is ordered that ...."
Why are not all judges details listed publicly with their picture and full names, including married name if acting in their maiden name, including deputy district judges both county and High Court with their qualifications and what cases they are ticketed to hear and at which venues.
Justice should not be a lottery using deception and trickery or there can never be any faith in the judiciary or lawyers.
As previously stated the Insolvency Rules Committee consider amendments to the rules and give their recommendations to the Lord Chancellor.
Insolvency legislation (rule 12.2 Insolvency Rules 2016) states that anything done under or by virtue of the Insolvency Act 1986 or the Insolvency rules 2016 by, or before the court may be done by, to or before a judge, District Judge or a registrar. All questions relating to the experience and speciality of the judges that hear bankruptcy matters are a matter for the courts to respond. Therefore as previously stated these questions should be referred to HMCTS and/or MOJ.
Information Rights Officer | Digital Technology Services | The Insolvency Service - Delivering economic confidence | 3rd Floor, Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD | @InsolvencyGovUK |
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