Areas of Law / Debt matter

I owed money which was in dispute, to a local trader who was declared bankrupt. To avoid legal action I ended up paying the outstanding amount to the trustees. Other clients were in a similar position, so I applied for a copy of the bankruptcy estate final account to ascertain how many paid up like me. However the trustees said they wouldn’t comply since I wasn’t a creditor. Surely this cannot be right?

Actually, yes it is. I’m not quite sure why you find this surprising or even why you wanted to know in the first place.  After all, if the trader had not gone bankrupt and you had paid him in the usual way, he would not then have been obliged to tell you which of his other debtors had paid him.

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