Bankruptcy Act

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Bankruptcy Act (with its variations) is a stock short title used for legislation in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States relating to bankruptcy. The Bill for an Act with this short title will usually have been known as a Bankruptcy Bill during its passage through Parliament.

Bankruptcy Acts may be a generic name either for legislation bearing that short title or for all legislation which relates to bankruptcy.



Hong Kong[edit]



Republic of Ireland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

The Bankruptcy Acts 1883 to 1890 was the collective title of the following Acts:[12]


The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Acts 1856 to 1881 was the collective title of the following Acts:[13]


United States[edit]

Vancouver Island[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Paul Whichelo Nichols and Michael Murray. Annotated Bankruptcy Act 1966. Seventh Edition. LexisNexis Butterworths Australia. 2019. Google Books. Australian Bankruptcy Act 1966: With Regulations and Rules. Eleventh Edition. CCH Australia. 2011. Google Books.
  2. ^ Ezejiofor, Okonkwo, and Ilegbune. Nigerian Business Law. Sweet & Maxwell. 1982. Page 427 and passim. Google Books.
  3. ^ Browne, Denis. Ashburner's Principles of Equity. Second Edition Butterworth & Co (Publishers) Limited. 1933. Page xv. Google Books. Also called the Bankrupts Act 1623: Phipson, The Law of Evidence, 6th Ed, 1921, p xi.
  4. ^ Flather, John. The New Bankrupt Act, 5 and 6 Victoria C. 122. 2nd Ed. 1842. Google Books
  5. ^ [1885] Complete Annual Digest 27
  6. ^ 110 Law Journal Reports 220
  7. ^ Archbold, John Frederick. The Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act, 1849. Shaw and Sons. Whittaker & Co. Hamilton, Adams & Co. London. 1849. Google Books. Wise, Edward. The Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act, 1849. John Crockford. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. London. 1849. Google Books. John Houston Browne and W W Ogbourne. The New Bankruptcy Act: The Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act, 1849 (12 & 13 Vict. Cap. 106). 1849. WorldCat. Shelford, Leonard.The Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act, 1849. First Edition. 1849. Second Edition. William Maxwell. 1854. WorldCat. Moseley, Edward. The Bankrupt-Law Consolidation Act, 1849, epitomised. 1849. WorldCat. Fonblanque. Reports of Cases Adjudicated in the Several Courts of the Commissioner in Bankruptcy, under the Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act, 1849. Google Books. Hertslet. The Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act, 1849. 1852. WorldCat.
  8. ^ Jemmett. The Bankruptcy Acts and Orders. 1861. p 195.
  9. ^ Paterson (ed). The Practical Statutes of the Session 1852. John Crockford. 1852. p 315.
  10. ^ George Pitt-Lewis and Charles Arnold White. The Yearly County Court Practice 1912. Butterworth & Co. Shaw & Sons. London. 1912. Page xvii.  Google Books.
  11. ^ "The Bankruptcy Amendment Act, 1868". Banking Almanac, Directory, Year Book and Diary for 1869. p 46. De Gex and Smith. Second Supplement to Arrangements between Debtors and Creditors under the Bankruptcy Act, 1861. Stevens and Sons. 1869. General Orders in Law Journal. Josiah William Smith. "Some Enactments in the Act to amend the Bankruptcy Act, 1861". A Compendium of the Law of Real and Personal Property. Sixth Edition. Stevens and Sons. 1884. Volume 2. p 927. Paterson, William (ed). "Bankruptcy Act Amendment Act". Practical Statutes of the Session 1868. Horace Cox. 1868. p 249. "Bankruptcy Amendment Act, 1868" (1868) 8 Law Students' Examination Chronicle 247. Holmes, Charles A. A Supplement to Griffith & Holmes's Treatise on the Bankrupt Law: containg The Bankruptcy Amendment Act 1868 ... and the Liquidation Act 1868 .... H Sweet. Stevens and Sons. 1869.
  12. ^ The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2
  13. ^ The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2
  14. ^ The Laws of British Columbia