If your centre of main interest COMI is in Northern Ireland then you must apply to The High Court Chancery Division for a bankruptcy petition. Your COMI generally is:
To begin an application for bankruptcy, you will need to submit the following to The High Court Chancery Division:
You can obtain the above forms from the High Court, The Insolvency Service or.
Once you have completed these forms you must pay a deposit to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. You will need proof that this is paid before your petition can be dealt with by the courts. You must also pay a court fee payable to NIC&TS. The court may waive this fee, if for example you are in receipt of Income Support.
You must then either attend in person at the High Court to submit your papers and fee or post same to:
Royal Courts of Justice
The court will normally set a date for your petition to be heard. It will be heard before a High Court Master in the Royal Courts of Justice at the address given above. There are 5 possible outcomes of the hearing:
The Official Receiver will be provided with your statement of affairs. They will act as the trustee in bankruptcy unless the court appoints an insolvency practitioner instead.