As the radical reforms contained in the Enterprise Act 2002 have come fully on-stream, Personal Insolvency Law has become a major focus of attention. At the same time, all evidence points to increasing levels of personal debt with the consequential rise in bankruptcies. Personal Insolvency Law, Regulation and Policy therefore provides a timely evaluation of the current state of English law in this important area. The volume presents a critical analysis of the regimes of bankruptcy and individual voluntary arrangement in the context of current policy goals. It examines the impact of the Insolvency Act 2000 and the Enterprise Act 2002, and discusses the treatment of bankruptcy within the global economy. The book will be a valuable guide for students and academics engaged in the study of this increasingly important branch of private law. The study will also be of value to practitioners and policy makers.
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Series: Markets and the Law
06 March 2017
Contents: Foreword; Table of cases; Table of legislation; Abbreviations used for law reports and periodicals; Series Editor's Introduction, Geraint Howells; Surveying the topography of personal insolvency and the law; Legality and personal insolvency procedures; The bankrupt's estate; The institution of stewardship in personal insolvency law; Fundamental rights in bankruptcy law; Balancing non-debtor interests; Rehabilitation; Final reflections: the challenge of personal insolvency law; Bibliography; Subject index.
David Milman is CMS Cameron McKenna Professor of Corporate and Insolvency Law at the School of Law, University of Lancaster, UK. He chairs the Insolvency Lawyers Association Academic Advisory Group and is editor of Insolvency Lawyer. He is also the author of numerous articles and books in this area.