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16 JUN 2009

ECROs and Bankruptcy - Supperstone v Hurst & Anor [2009] EWHC 1271 (Ch) (08 June 2009)

Mr Bernard Livesey QC (sitting as a Judge of the Chancery Division) has handed down his judgment in Supperstone v Hurst & Anor [2009] EWHC 1271 (Ch) (08 June 2009).

The case relates to a ECRO - an extended civil restraint order  - and a bankrupt who brought vexatious claims against his Trustee in Bankruptcy, Mr Tony Supperstone of BDO Stoy Hayward. The judge notes:

"The ECRO seeks to restrain Mr and Mrs Hurst from (1) making any claims against the Trustee and persons associated with him (being his former firm, BDO Stoy Hayward ("BDO") and solicitors Taylor Wessing ("TW")) where such claims arise out of or concern any matter relating to the bankruptcy proceedings, or the conduct of the Trustee as trustee in bankruptcy of Mr Hurst or nominee of Mr Hurst's IVA,; and (2) from communicating with the Applicant, BDO, TW or any partner, former partner, employee or former employee thereof, by telephone, fax, or email (save for certain limited purposes), without first obtaining the permission of a judge of the Chancery Division."

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