Register of Insolvencies
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Are you owed money?
Are you owed money by someone? Are you trying to recoup the money owed to you?
This section of the website is for you if:
- You are owed money by someone (the debtor)
- You are interested in making the person who owes you money bankrupt
What to consider
Bankruptcy has serious consequences for debtors.
The person who owes you money may already be bankrupt. You should be aware that you may not recover the amount you are owed by making someone bankrupt.
You should also consider what it will cost you, how long it will take, whether you are likely to get the money you are owed and who you would like to administer the bankruptcy.
Any person who lodges a petition for the bankruptcy of an individual in a Scottish Court, must pay to the Accountant in Bankruptcy a fee of £100, per petition lodged.
In addition, Accountant in Bankruptcy will charge a deposit of £200 where a sequestration is awarded from a petition and the Accountant in Bankruptcy is appointed as trustee. The fees and the deposit will be recoverable if funds are available in the debtor's estate when the sequestration ends. Where no funds are available, the £200 will be set against the cost of administration and will help reduce the burden on the public purse.
Bankruptcy is not the only way to try to recover debt. In Scotland other legal processes, known as diligences, can be used. A solicitor can give you advice about these processes. You may also get advice from Citizens Advice Scotland or Money Advice Scotland.
Click on the link provided to find a contact details of an advisor service or legal professional:
How to use this website
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You will find information on what bankruptcy is and how you apply (petition) to make someone bankrupt, and what the conditions are for making somone bankrupt. Information is also given on your role in the bankruptcy process and the role of the trustee.
If you petition to make someone bankrupt prior to 1 April 2008 the bankruptcy will be subject to different regulations and processes, than a petition presented at the sheriff court after 1 April 2008. Follow the correct date link to access the right guidance booklets.
Links to AiB's contact details, glossary of terms used in this website, and AiB's publications are also provided.