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HHJ Pelling QC (sitting as a High Court Judge) had held that arrears of child maintenance were a bankruptcy debt, provable in bankruptcy, but not released by the debtor’s discharge from bankruptcy; see  EWHC 485 (Ch),  BPIR 552,  2 FLR 164. Thus the Commission was unfairly prejudiced to the extent that its arrears claim against the debtor was bound in to his individual voluntary arrangement, in common with all his other creditors.
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