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Insolvency Law Series
Vernon Dennis
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Bankruptcy explores the bankruptcy procedure, explaining who would use it, why and when. It discusses the process in detail, looking, in particular, at:

  • commencement practicalities
  • the effect of bankruptcy
  • the duties and powers of the trustee
  • matters arising from the process including creditor meetings and remuneration
  • how bankruptcy impacts third parties including creditors
  • the duties, responsibilities and liabilities of the debtor
  • how the practice and procedure is likely to change in future.

The book includes flowcharts, summaries and guides to procedure providing 'at a glance' advice.


Bankruptcy is an excellent standalone text. If you spend just a few hours reading it you will wonder how you managed without it. It will certainly save hours searching through the Insolvency Act 1986 or the Insolvency Rules 1986.'

Student Law Journal


  1. 1. Introduction to bankruptcy
  2. 2. Pre-bankruptcy considerations
  3. 3. Bankruptcy petitions
  4. 4. The bankruptcy process
  5. 5. The bankruptcy estate
  6. 6. The role, function and powers of the trustee
  7. 7. Bankruptcy and the effect upon creditors
  8. 8. The duties and responsibilities of the bankrupt during bankruptcy
  9. 9. The ending of the bankruptcy
  10. Appendices.

About the Author

Vernon Dennis is a partner at Howard Kennedy where he is head of the Corporate Recovery and Reconstruction Department. He is highly experienced in both contentious and non-contentious insolvency, regularly acting for insolvency practitioners as well as both creditors and debtors. Vernon is a member of R3 The Association of Business Recovery Professionals and the Turnaround Management Association.




Consumer issues, debt and insolvency


March 2012


Law Society




272 Pages