Ch 15: Aims and conduct of OR's investigations (February 2006)

15.1 Introduction

This chapter provides details of the official receiver's statutory duty to investigate the affairs of companies in compulsory liquidation and individuals against whom a bankruptcy order has been made. It also outlines the processes that these investigations should generally follow. It is divided into parts as follows:

Part 1 - The official receiver's statutory duties and legislative framework (paragraphs 15.2 -15.13)

Part 2 - Preliminary enquiries (paragraphs 15.14 - 15.29a)

Part 3 - Interviews (paragraphs 15.30 - 15.42)

Part 4 - The Case Assessment Record - initial review (paragraphs 15.43 - 15.52)

Part 5 - The investigation process post the initial case assessment (paragraphs 15.53 - 15.74)

Part 6 - Matters relating to reporting misconduct identified (paragraphs 15.75 - 15.90)

Part 7 - Trustee or liquidator other than the official receiver (paragraphs 15.91 - 15.95)

Annex A - Categorisation Of Disqualification Allegations

Annex B - Categorisation Of Prosecution Allegations

Annex C -   The Investigation Process Flowchart (inserted March 2012)

 

[On to Part 1 - The official receiver's statutory duties and legislative framework]