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The Court of Appeal (Pill, LJ, Lloyd, LJ and Pitchford, LJ) has handed down its judgment in Trustee in Bankruptcy of St John Poulton v Ministry of Justice  EWCA Civ 392;  WLR (D) 101. The Court of Appeal held that a County Court's failure to give notice to the Chief Land Registrar of a bankruptcy petition under rule 6.13 of the Insolvency Rules 1986 did not give rise to a claim for damages for breach of duty. The effect of the failure was to prevent the trustee in bankruptcy from recovering the proceeds of sale of land by the debtor,
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