Stubbs v Gonzales The Attorney General: PC 25 May 2005

(Bahamas) The applicant, an MP, had been bankrupted. The debt was paid, but he appealed refusal to have the order quashed, saying that the fact of bankruptcy threatened his position as MP.
Held: The court of appeal had declined jusridiction. They had been wrong to do so. The powers of the court to hear appeals in civil proceedings were phrased generally, and the list of orders against which an appeal could be made did not include an order in bankruptcy proceedings. The appeal should be allowed.


Lord Hoffmann, Lord Scott of Foscote, Baroness Hale of Richmond


[2005] UKPC 22


Bailii, PC, PC


CitedIn re X Y, Ex parte Haes 1902
Bankruptcy proceedings are not ‘in any sense criminal’. . .
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Commonwealth, Insolvency

Updated: 30 June 2022; Ref: scu.225483