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

Suggested Citation

Tribe, John Paul, Bankruptcy in Crisis - A Regency Saga. Insolvency Intelligence, Vol. 17, No.6, 2004, Available at SSRN:

John Paul Tribe (Contact Author)

University of Liverpool ( email )

Brownlow Hill
Liverpool, L69 3BX
United Kingdom

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