Personal Insolvency Law in Ireland

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Personal Insolvency Law in Ireland


A comprehensive guide to personal insolvency law in Ireland, this book will be invaluable to both legal and personal insolvency practitioners. The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 introduced new debt resolution mechanisms which are explained in clear detail in the book.

Personal Insolvency can be a complex area for practitioners. A substantial body of High Court jurisprudence has developed in light of legislative amendments arising in the main from the introduction of the s 115A application procedure established under the 2015 Amendment Act. This is the first text to explain the development of the law and explores how the Act is interpreted and implemented having regard also to case law and practice notes issued by the Insolvency Service of Ireland.

The book demonstrates with real case examples how personal insolvency law can be utilised with family law to overcome problematic debt issues that family law legislation cannot resolve on its own.

This title is a must-have for any Personal Insolvency Practitioner, solicitor, barrister, Approved Intermediary, financial institution, accountant or debt adviser.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Banking and Finance Law online service.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 General Eligibility
Chapter 3 Application for protective certificate
Chapter 4 Effect of issue of protective certificate
Chapter 5 Actions to be taken by personal insolvency practitioner following issue of protective certificate and requirements for a PIA
Chapter 6 Secured creditors and Personal Insolvency Arrangement
Chapter 7 Principal private residence in Personal Insolvency Arrangement
Chapter 8 Valuation of security
Chapter 9 Creditors' Meetings
Chapter 10 Steps to be taken following approval of Personal Insolvency Arrangement
Chapter 11 Court review of proposed Personal Insolvency Arrangement
Chapter 12 Classes of Creditors
Chapter 13 Relevant Debt
Chapter 14 Effect & Operation of Personal Insolvency Arrangement
Chapter 15 Variation of Personal Insolvency Arrangement
Chapter 16 Variation of Personal Insolvency Arrangement confirmed by order under section 115A
Chapter 17 Grounds of challenge by creditor to coming into effect or variation of Personal Insolvency Arrangement & Excessive Pension Contributions
Chapter 18 Terminations of Personal Insolvency Arrangements
Chapter 19 The Role of the PIP
Chapter 20 Costs
Chapter 21 Powers of Specialist Judges of the Circuit Court
Chapter 22 Debt Settlement Arrangements
Chapter 23 Debt Relief Notices

Appendix 1 PIA Protocol
Appendix 2 ISI Protocol Principles
Appendix 3 Revenue Tax and Duty Manual Procedures for Personal Insolvency Caseworking
Appendix 4 Court Forms

Product details

Published 27 Mar 2023
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781526525376
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Alan McGee

Alan McGee is a solicitor who specialises in perso…