Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908

Definition of official receiver.

146.(1) For the purposes of this Act so far as it relates to the winding up of companies by the court in England, the term “official receiver” shall mean the official receiver, if any, attached to the court for bankruptcy purposes, or, if there is more than one such official receiver, then such one of them as the Board of Trade may appoint, or, if there is no such official receiver, then an officer appointed for the purpose by the Board of Trade.

(2) Any such officer shall for the purpose of his duties under this Act be styled the official receiver.