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Insolvency hearings - public or private

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Dear Insolvency Service,

Insolvency hearings - public or private

Please confirm under FOIA whether or not insolvency hearings are held in public or private at the county court for creditors bankruptcy petitions ?

Yours faithfully,

MR Sergeant

FOI, Insolvency Service

Dear Sir,

I refer to you FOI request below and note its contents.

Please refer any requests for information concerning county courts to HMCS.

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which The Insolvency Service has dealt with this request you have the right to ask for a review within two months of the date of this letter. You may do this by writing to FOI/DPA Team, 3rd Floor Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD, or by email to:

I hope this clarifies the matter. However, If you disagree with any final decision provided by The Insolvency Service you may refer this matter to the Information Commissioner. He may be contacted at ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Regards,

Senior Official Receiver’s Office | The Insolvency Service | 3rd Floor Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD | DX 713901 Birmingham 37 DX | Tel: 0121 3803452/07814599865 | www.gov.uk/insolvency-service

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The insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2010 page 122

7.6A hearing of application
(1) Unless the court otherwise directs, the hearing of an application must be in open court.
(2) In the county court, the jurisdiction of the court to hear and determine an application may be exercised by the district judge (to whom any application must be made in the first instance) unless-
(a) a direction to the contrary has been given, or
(b) it is not within the district judge's power to make the order required.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/...

Dear FOI,

The Official Receiver has a duty as an officer of the court to know the procedure.

Yours sincerely,

MR Sergeant

Dear Insolvency Service,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Insolvency Service's handling of my FOI request 'Insolvency hearings - public or private'.

The Official Receiver is an officer of the court and their duty also involves instigating proceeding in insolvency matters that concern creditor's bankruptcies. I simply wish to know if these hearings are held in public or private and the Insolvency Service will hold this information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/i...

Yours faithfully,

MR Sergeant

FOI, Insolvency Service

Dear Sir,

I refer to you FOI request below and note its contents.

A review of the matter has concluded that any requests for information concerning county court procedures should be referred to HMCTS.

The following links may help you obtain the information you are looking for;

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/proced...

https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals/bank...

I hope this clarifies the matter. However, If you disagree with any final decision provided by The Insolvency Service you may refer this matter to the Information Commissioner. He may be contacted at ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Regards,

Senior Official Receiver’s Office | The Insolvency Service | 3rd Floor Cannon House, 18 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 6FD | DX 713901 Birmingham 37 DX | Tel: 0121 3803452/07814599865 | www.gov.uk/insolvency-service

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