“Where a third party was not able to pursue a debt claim directly against a bankrupt due to the fact that the bankruptcy had been discharged, thereby extinguishing the claim, the third party could none the less pursue the claim against the bankrupt’s insurers once the third party had obtained a decision admitting the claim in bankruptcy.”
The Times, 20th December 2007
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“It was possible for a third party, who had a ‘bankruptcy debt’, to claim payment from the debtor’s insurer under the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 after the debtor had been made bankrupt and discharged. In order to do so it was necessary to establish the liability of the debtor which could be achieved by a judicial determination of the third party’s right to prove the debt in the debtor’s bankruptcy.”
WLR Daily, 11th December 2007
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“The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 enables applications by a relevant third party on behalf of a victim of forced marriage. This consultation asks for responses on what need there is for relevant third parties, who should act, and what safeguards might be needed.”
Ministry of Justice, 12th December 2007