Statement of Insolvency Practice 10 (E&W)

Proxy Forms


THIS SIP IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO INSOLVENCY APPOINTMENTS PRIOR TO APRIL 2010


  1. This statement of insolvency practice is one of a series issued by the Council of the Society with a view to harmonising the approach of members to questions of insolvency practice. It should be read in conjunction with the Explanatory Foreword to the Statements of Insolvency Practice and Insolvency Technical Reminders issued in June 1996. Members are reminded that SPI Statements of Insolvency Practice are for the purpose of guidance only and may not be relied upon as definitive statements. No liability attaches to the Council or anyone involved in the preparation or publication of Statements of Insolvency Practice.

  2. This statement applies to England and Wales only.

  3. Rule 8.2 of the Insolvency Rules 1986 stipulates that, when notice is given of a meeting to be held in insolvency proceedings and forms of proxy are sent out with the notice, no form so sent out shall have inserted in it the name or description of any person. No proxy form, therefore, should have inserted in it the name or description of any person for appointment as an insolvency office holder, either solely or jointly, or for appointment as a member of a committee, or as proxy-holder.

  4. Members who send out proxy forms should ensure that no part of the form is pre-completed with the name or description of any person (except for the title of the proceedings, which may be inserted for the convenience of the person completing the form).

  5. When a member advised on the sending out of proxy forms he/she is required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that no part of the form is pre-completed with the name or description of any person. If the person whom a member is advising refuses to accept the member’s advice in this regard the member should ensure that he/she has put his/her advice in writing so that he/she can demonstrate that he/she has given advice consistent with the law.


Issued August 1996