Regina v Lord Chancellor, ex parte Lightfoot: CA 18 Aug 1999

A debtor does not have a right, under the constitution to participate in any scheme for the relief of debt. Accordingly it was not ultra vires for the Lord Chancellor to provide no discretion on the payment of court fees by an intending applicant for bankruptcy. Such fees were used toward the administration of the applicant’s affairs.


Times 18-Aug-1999, Gazette 11-Aug-1999


Insolvency Fees Order 1986 (1986 No 2030) 8(1) 9(b)


England and Wales

Insolvency, Constitutional

Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.85375