Bankruptcy in Crisis - A Regency Saga
Insolvency Intelligence, Vol. 17, No.6, 2004
10 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2009 Last revised: 21 Jan 2009
Discusses bankruptcy legislation in England and Wales prior to 1825. Considers criticisms made of bankruptcy laws by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Eldon in 1801 and the Solicitor General, Sir Samuel Romilly in 1806. Notes the increase in the work of the bankruptcy courts in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. Examines criticisms of the drafting of the Bankruptcy Act 1825.
Keywords: insolvency, england and wales, bankruptcy reform, lord eldon, Bankruptcy act 1825, sir samuel romilly
JEL Classification: K00
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