New bankruptcy rules commence 1 April 2016

The Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 and the Federal Circuit Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2016 come into effect tomorrow, 1 April 2016. The new Bankruptcy Rules rewrite the existing rules in a contemporary drafting style using terminology consistent with the Bankruptcy Act 1966. New approved forms will accompany the new rules.

More information about the change is available on the Federal Court of Australia’s website and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’s website.

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