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Are you looking to change the Insolvency Practitioner?

There are times where creditors wish to change the Insolvency Practitioner and for someone else to succeed the current practitioner if relations have become strained. It can be a simple misunderstanding and a change might not be necessary. However, at Oliver Elliot we have a wealth of experience of helping creditors and in enabling them to investigate matters and obtain recoveries, even when they might have written off their debt and when no recoveries were anticipated.

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Learn more about how you can change the Insolvency Practitioner

Do not despair if relations with your Insolvency Practitioner have become strained or if you have concerns about how a case is being managed. It is possible for creditors to change an Insolvency Practitioner if they so wish. We can help you resolve those challenging situations to benefit you and indeed all of the creditors.

Change A Liquidator

If creditors have for any reason become dissatisfied with a Liquidator they can take steps to replace them from office with their own choice.

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Change An Insolvency Practitioner

Change An Administrator

If you have for any reason become unhappy with an Administrator you can take steps to replace them from office with a different practitioner.

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Change A Trustee In Bankruptcy

If the creditors have decided for any reason they wish to replace a Trustee they have the right to take steps to replace them from office.

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How to change the Insolvency Practitioner: frequently asked questions

How can creditors change the Insolvency Practitioner?

In order to change the Insolvency Practitioner creditors need to demand what is known as a Decision. A Decision is a procedure that is organised by the Insolvency Practitioner to enable creditors to vote on their removal and replacement.

How to make the demand to change the Insolvency Practitioner

In order for creditors to make the demand to change the Insolvency Practitioner, they can email such a person as follows using this template wording and amending it by making relevant insertions in the square brackets:

Dear Sirs

I write in relation to the debt of [INSERT CREDITOR NAME] (“the Creditor”).

This is the Creditor’s Rule 15.18 of the Insolvency Rules ( England and Wales) 2016 Requisition of a Decision Procedure pursuant to its debt of £[INSERT LEVEL OF DEBT]  for the following purposes in relation to [INSERT NAME OF INSOLVENT COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL]:


The debt of the Creditor is alone sufficient without the concurrence of other creditors to address the threshold question prescribed by Rule 15.18(3) of the Insolvency Rules ( England and Wales) 2016.

Yours faithfully


What is the Deposit?

The Deposit is the security for the costs and expenses of the Insolvency Practitioner for convening the Decision.

Does a creditor have to pay the Deposit?

If the Insolvency Practitioner has within 14 days of a creditor issuing the demand for a Decision, provided an itemised breakdown of the sum required as the Deposit for the expenses of the procedure, then yes as otherwise, the Insolvency Practitioner does not have to convene the Decision.

However, if the Insolvency Practitioner has not provided details of the sum required for the Deposit within that 14 day period then the creditor does not have to pay a Deposit and the Insolvency Practitioner is obliged to convene the Decision.

Will the Deposit be returned to the creditor?

The Deposit is simply security for the costs and expenses of the Decision. It is not the Insolvency Practitioner’s fee as such. If the costs and expenses of the Decision are less than the level of the Deposit, then the balance should be returned to the creditor.

Furthermore, creditors can vote for the Deposit to be an expense of the insolvency and thereby returned in full to the creditor that has paid it.