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The Framework of Corporate Insolvency Law$
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Hamish Anderson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198805311

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198805311.001.0001

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Sources of English Corporate Insolvency Law

Sources of English Corporate Insolvency Law

(p.34) 5 Sources of English Corporate Insolvency Law
The Framework of Corporate Insolvency Law

Hamish Anderson

Oxford University Press

Reference is quite frequently made to the ‘insolvency code’ but this is misleading; there is no codification of English insolvency law which would bear comparison with a civil law code. The term is used colloquially to refer to the general body of insolvency law, covering both personal and corporate insolvency, which derives from a number of different sources. The term is also sometimes used more specifically to refer to the rules dealing with the ranking and priority of creditors.

Keywords:   EU law, ancillary liquidation, equitable principles, extant common law rule, primary and secondary legislation, rule against double proof

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