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Uncertainty of Creditor’s Address enough to invalidate Bankruptcy Notice

Metledge v Hopkins [2020] FCA 561

Summary

The recent case of Metledge v Hopkins [2020] FCA 561 considered an application for a sequestration order where the applicant relied on the debtor’s non-compliance with a bankruptcy notice.

A separate question was raised regarding the validity of the bankruptcy notice which turned on whether the address nominated by the creditor reasonably allowed for the debtor to arrange for payment of the amount claimed in the notice.

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