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The section of the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 set out below relates to the presentation and filing of the petition.

You need to complete forms COMP1 and COMP2 and file these at the court.

At Francis Wilks & Jones we can help you make sense of this and ensure that your winding up petition is issued without mistakes or delay. We understand that everyday lost in chasing a debt reduces the overall chances of getting paid. We normally issue petitions the same day as instruction.

Petition: presentation and filing


(1)     The petition must be filed with the court.

(2)     A petition may not be filed unless—

  • (a) a receipt for the deposit payable to the official receiver is produced on presentation of the petition; or
  • (b) the Secretary of State has given notice to the court that the petitioner has made suitable alternative arrangements for the payment of the deposit and that notice has not been revoked.

(3)     A notice of alternative arrangements for the deposit may be revoked by a further notice filed with the court.

(4)     The court must fix a venue for hearing the petition, and this must be endorsed on the petition and the copies.

(5)     Each copy of the petition must have the seal of the court applied to it, and must be delivered to the petitioner.

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