Bankruptcy Act 1988

F16 [ Petitioning creditor s costs.

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12. F17 [ (1) The petitioning creditor shall at his own cost present his petition and prosecute it and, subject to subsection (2) , the Court shall, at or after the hearing of the creditors petition under section 14, make an order for the payment of such costs out of the estate of the bankrupt in course of priority to be settled by rules of court. ]

(2) In considering whether it is appropriate to make an order under subsection (1) the Court shall have regard to whether or not the petitioning creditor had unreasonably refused to accept proposals made in connection with a proposal for a Debt Settlement Arrangement or a Personal Insolvency Arrangement pursuant to the Personal Insolvency Act 2012. ]