(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
 UKPC 22
Cited – In re X Y, Ex parte Haes 1902
Bankruptcy proceedings are not ‘in any sense criminal’. . .
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Updated: 30 June 2022; Ref: scu.225483