Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 107 (Feb)
Court: Chancery Division

Launcelot Henderson QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Kate Selway (instructed by the Solicitor of the Inland Revenue) for the Inland Revenue.
  Christopher Young (instructed by Balsara & Co) for the debtor.
Judgment Dates: 10 February 2003


Bankruptcy - Order - Appeal - Exercise of registrar's decision - Registrar refusing adjournment and making bankruptcy order in absence of debtor - Correctness of decision.

The Case

It was established that where a litigant in person who had brought an application or an appeal did not attend, but contacted the court requesting an adjournment, the court should be slow to proceed in his absence provided he had not previously sought an adjournment and the court was satisfied that his application or appeal had some prospect of success.

Practice Areas

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