Companies Acts - winding up petitions

1.  At the time of presentation of a petition for the winding-up of a company the solicitor for the petitioner should lodge in the Central Office a copy of the petition for the chancery court registrar with the return date endorsed thereon.

2.  The advertising of a petition should be vouched in the Central Office of the High Court by filing an affidavit not later than 4.30 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the return date.

3.  The attention of practitioners is drawn to Order 74 Rule 16 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (1986) which reads as follows:-

The petitioner, or his solicitor, shall prepare a list in the Form No. 9 of the names and addresses of the persons who have given notice of their intention to appear on the hearing of a petition, and of their respective solicitors. On the day appointed for hearing the petition, a copy of the list (or if no notice of intention to appear has been given a statement in writing to that effect) shall be handed by the petitioner, or his solicitor, to the registrar prior to the hearing of the petition.

This practice direction replaces practice direction HC21

Dated this 3rd day of February 2011
Nicholas J. Kearns
President of the High Court

High court