Updated to 26 November 2019 (Act No. 38 of 2019 and S.I. No. 591 of 2019)

Bankruptcy Act 1988
No. 27 of 1988

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 January 1989 Bankruptcy Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 348 of 1988) art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Application extended S.I. No. 60 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 150(11)
Application restricted 30/2006, s. 44
Appl. with mods. 15/1994, ss. 2, 28 (2)
  30/1996, s.11
Court fees excluded for certain proceedings under S.I. No. 492 of 2014, arts. 1(2), 7(2)
Certain property excluded from property of bankrupt for purposes of 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 40(1)
Duty of prison officer to inform Governor of proceedings under Act S.I. No. 252 of 2007, rls. 1(2), 96(c)
Fees payable to Insolvency Service and dates due prescribed S.I. No. 465 of 2013, regs. 3-8 and schedule
Limit on liability of official assignee 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 41(1)
Payment of expenses of official assignee 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 41(2)
Rstrct. 15/1994, ss. 2, 28 (1) (2) (4)
  25/1995, s.4 (1)
S. 3 amended 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(a)
  32/2013, ss. 1(4), 27
  44/2012, ss. 1(2), 142
  S.I. No. 334 of 2002, reg. 3(a)(i), (ii)
S. 3(1) am. 60/2015, ss. 2, 16(3)
S. 3(2), subsec. ins. S.I. No. 334 of 2002, reg. 3(a)(iii)
S. 7(1), paras. (ca)-(cd) ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 143
S. 8 applic. rstrct. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 35(2)(b), 79(4), (5), 116(4), (5)
S. 8(1) substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 144(a)
S. 8(1)(a) am. S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 1
S. 8(1)(c) am. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 28(a)
S. 8(2) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 144(b)
  S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 2
S. 8(3) am. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 28(b)
S. 11(1)(a) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 145(a)
  S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 3
S. 11(1)(d) am. 23/2011, s. 30(a)
S. 11(3) substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 145(b)
S. 11(4) ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 145(b)
S. 11(5) ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 145(b)
S. 12 substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 146
S. 12(1) substit. 60/2015, ss. 3, 16(3)
S. 14 substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 147
S. 15 substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 148
S. 15 am. S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 4
S. 17(2) substit. 46/2013, ss. 10(a), 11(4)
S. 17(3) del. 60/2015, ss. 4, 16(3)
S. 18(1) substit. 60/2015, ss. 5, 16(3)
S. 18A ins. 23/2011, s. 30(b)
S. 19(a) am. 60/2015, ss. 6, 16(3)
S. 21(3) substit. 60/2015, ss. 7, 16(3)
Ss. 30-32 rstrct. 24/1994, ss. 2, 23
S. 35 appl. and ext. 11/1995, ss. 1 (2), 22 (1) (a)-(d) (9)
S. 36 rstrct. 24/1994, ss. 2, 23
S. 39(1) substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 149(a)
S. 39(4) am. S. I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 5
S. 39(4) substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 149(b)
S. 44(3)(b) amended 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(b)(i)(I)
S. 44(3)(c) inserted 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(b)(i)(II)
S. 44(4)(a) amended 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(b)(ii)(I)
S. 44(4)(b) amended 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(b)(ii)(II)
  40/2011, ss. 1(2), 98-101 & sch. 8
S. 44(4)(c) inserted 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(b)(ii)(III)
S. 44(6) inserted 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(b)(iii)
S. 44A ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 150
S. 44B ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 150
S. 45(1) substituted 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(c)(i)
S. 45(1) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 151
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170, schedule, pt. 5, item 8
  S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 6
S. 45(2) amended 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(c)(ii)
S. 46 applied S.I. No. 52 of 2008, rls. 1, 11
S. 47 amended 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(d)(i), (ii)
S. 47(2) inserted 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(d)(iii)
S. 50(1) am. 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(1), sch. 1
S. 51(1) applied with modifications 38/2014, ss. 1(2), 619(3)
S. 51(1) substit. 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(1), sch. 1
S. 51(2) repealed with savers and transitional provisions 38/2014, ss. 1(2), (3), 4(1), 5, sch. 2 pt. 1, sch. 6
S. 56(1) substit. 60/2015, ss. 8(a), 16(3)
S. 56(2) del. 60/2015, ss. 8(b), 16(3)
S. 57 restricted 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 40(3)(a)
S. 57 conditions for decision whether certain gifts void 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 40(3)(b)
S. 57(1) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 152
  23/2011, s. 30(c)
Ss. 57, 58, 59, applic. susp. in cert. circs. 15/1994, ss. 2, 21 (3)
S. 58 restricted 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 40(3)(a)
S. 58 conditions for decision whether certain gifts void 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 40(3)(b)
S. 58(1) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 153
  23/2011, s. 30(d)
S. 59 restricted 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 40(3)(a)
S. 59 conditions for decision whether certain gifts void 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 40(3)(b)
S. 59(1) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170, schedule, pt. 5, item 9
S. 59(1)(a) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 154(a)
S. 59(3)(a) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 154(b)
S. 59(2A) subsec. ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 170, schedule, pt. 5, item 9
S. 60 substit. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 29
S. 60A - 60D ins. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 29
S. 61(3)(a) am. 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(1), sch. 1
S. 61(3)(h) am. S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 7
  15/2002, s.34
  23/2011, s. 30(e)
S. 61(3)(k) am. S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 8
S. 61(3A), subsec. ins. S.I. No. 334 of 2002, reg. 3 (b)
S. 61(4), (5) substit. 60/2015, ss. 9, 16(3)
S. 61(5) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 168 and schedule, pt. 3, item 14
S. 63 am. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 30
S. 64 rep. 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(3) and Schedule 2, Part 5
S. 65A ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 155
S. 69(3) substit. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 31(a)
S. 69(6) ins. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 31(b)
S. 75(2) substit. 23/2011, s. 30(f)
S. 81 am. 3/1994, ss. 12, 17(2)
S. 81 appl. with mods. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 67(1), (4), 101(1)
S. 81, applic. ext. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 49(2)
  34/1994, ss. 1 (2), 36 (2)
  2/1995, ss. 1 (2), 38 (2)
  5/2000, ss. 1 (2), 49 (2)
  41/2000, ss. 11 (2), 5 (11)
  19/2001, s.25 (2)
  5/2005, ss. 145 (1), 150 (9)
  26/2005, ss. 19 (5), 364 (1)
  16/2006, s. 41(4), sch. 2, par. 5(1)
  22/2011, ss. 1(2), 20 & sch. 2, par. 5(3)
  40/2011, ss. 1(2), 67(5) & sch. 4, para. 3(10)
  13/2012, s. 25, sch. 2, para. 5(2)
  14/2014, ss. 1(2), 12, sch. 2 paras. 5(2), (3)
S. 81, saving for. 39/1997, ss. 982, 994, 1080 (3) (4), 1097
S. 81, saving for. and am. as to priority of debts paid. 26/2005, ss. 19 (3), 364 (1)
S. 81(1) am. S.I. No. 219 of 1989, reg. 3 (1)
S. 81(1) application modified S.I. No. 219 of 1989, reg. 3(1)(a)
S. 81(1)(a) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 156
S. 81(1), (9) construed S.I. No. 219 of 1989, reg. 3(1)(b)
S. 81(1),(7) construed S.I. No. 219 of 1989, reg. 3(1)(b)
S. 83 rep. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 32
S. 84 substit. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 33
S. 85 substit. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 157
  23/2011, ss. 1(10) & 30(g)
S. 85(1), (2) substit. 60/2015, ss. 10(a), 16(3)
S. 85(3) am. 60/2015, ss. 10(b), 16(3)
S. 85(3)(a)(i) (4)(a) (b) am. 16/2001, s. 7(1)(a) (b) (c)
S. 85(3)(a)(ii) substit. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 65
S. 85(3A)-(3G) 60/2015, ss. 10(c), 16(3)
S. 85(6) substit. 60/2015, ss. 10(d), 16(3)
S. 85A ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 157
S. 85A(4) substit. 60/2015, ss. 11, 16(3)
S. 85B ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 157
S. 85B(2A) ins. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 34
S. 85C ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 157
S. 85D ins. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 157
S. 85D, requirement to issue guidelines for purposes of 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 23(1)
S. 85D(3) substit. 60/2015, ss. 12(a), 16(3)
S. 85D(3A), (3B) ins. 60/2015, ss. 12(a), 16(3)
S. 85D(8) inserted 30/2017, ss. 1(3), 1(4), 4(e)
S. 86(1) am. 16/2001, s. 7(2)
S. 86A ins. 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 35
Part 4 (ss. 87-109) applied 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 26(8)(i), 57(1)(e)(v), 91(1)(h)(v)
S. 87 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 87 appl. 1/2003, s. 82(1)(e)
S. 87(4) am. 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(1), sch. 1
S. 87(5) am. 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(1), sch. 1
Ss. 88-91 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 91 am. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 66
S. 92 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 92(2) am. S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 9
Ss. 93-95 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 95(2) am. S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 10
Ss. 96-101 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 101 am. S.I. No. 595 of 2001, art. 2, schedule ref. 11
S. 102 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 103 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 104 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 105(2) subsec. substit. 46/2013, ss. 10(b), 11(4)
S. 105 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 106 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 107 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 108 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 109 rep. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 6, sch. 1
S. 110 substit. 60/2015, ss. 13, 16(3)
S. 112(1) substit. 60/2015, ss. 14(a), 16(3)
S. 112(3) am. 60/2015, ss. 14(b), 16(3)
Part V (ss. 110-114) payment of expenses of trustee 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 41(2)
Part V (ss. 110-114) limit on liability of trustee 7/2008, ss. 1(2), 41(1)
Pt. 5 (ss. 110-114) am. 15/1994, ss. 2, 29 (1)
Pt. 5 (ss. 110-114) provns. relating to Official Assignee 30/1996, s. 12
S. 118 applied S.I. No. 52 of 2008, rls. 1, 11
S. 119, saving for. 41/2000, ss. 11(2), 5(11)
S. 123(1)(c) substit. 60/2015, ss. 15(a), 16(3)
S. 123(1)(d) (e) am. 16/2001, s. 1 (3) (4), sch. 3, 4
S. 123(1)(h) substit. 60/2015, ss. 15(b), 16(3)
S. 123(1)(i) substit. 60/2015, ss. 15(c), 16(3)
S. 123(1)(j) substit. 60/2015, ss. 15(d), 16(3)
S. 123(3)(b) am. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 158
Ss. 124 am. 16/2001, s. 1 (3) (4), sch. 3, 4
Ss. 129(a) am. 16/2001, s. 1 (3) (4), sch. 3, 4
S. 130 substit. 46/2013, ss. 10(c), 11(4)
Ss. 140A ins. S.I. No. 334 of 2002, reg. 3(c)
S. 140A(1A) ins. 46/2013, ss. 10(d)(i), 11(4)
S. 140A(3)(c) subsitit. 46/2013, ss. 10(d)(ii), 11(4)
S. 140A(5) substit. 46/2013, ss. 10(d)(iii), 11(4)
S. 140B inserted S.I. No. 334 of 2002, reg. 3(c)
S. 140B(1) am. 46/2013, ss. 10(e), 11(4)
S. 140C inserted S.I. No. 334 of 2002, reg. 3(c)
S. 140D inserted 7/2018, ss. 1(3), 173
S. 141 subsitit. 46/2013, ss. 10(f), 11(4)
S. 142 am. S.I. No. 334 of 2002, reg. 3(d)
S. 144 substit 32/2013, ss. 1(4), 36
Sch. 1 appl. 41/2000, ss. 11 (2), 5 (11)
Sch. 1 paras. 1 - 22 applied with mods. 44/2012, ss. 1(2), 64(2)(a), (3), 98(2)(a), (3)
Sch. 1 para. 11 am. 35/2015, ss. 1(2), 18
Sch. 1, par. 17(1) claims mutual for purposes of 34/2009, ss. 1(2), 100(4)
Sch. 1 par 24 (10) am. 16/2001, s.7 (3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 2 Bankruptcy Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 348 of 1988)
S. 69(6) Bankruptcy Act 1988 (Official Assignee Accounts and Related Matters) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 464 of 2013)
S. 84(7) Bankruptcy Act 1988 (Official Assignee Accounts and Related Matters) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 464 of 2013)
S. 143 Bankruptcy Act 1988 (Alteration of Monetary Limits) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 595 of 2001)