By Aritree Barua, Solicitor at Matthews Folbigg Lawyers
If you are concerned about the appointment of a trustee of a bankrupt estate, or you have a disagreement with a trustee, or a trustee has decided to retire, you may be able to replace that trustee. This article explores various ways in which you can replace a trustee of a bankrupt estate.
Replacing a trustee by resolution at a creditors’ meeting
If you are a creditor, you can remove and replace a trustee of a bankrupt estate by way of a resolution at a creditors’ meeting (Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) (“the Bankruptcy Act”), Schedule 2 (“the Insolvency Practice Schedule”), section 90-35(1)). Notice of the meeting must be provided to all persons who are entitled to receive notice at least 5 business days before the meeting (Insolvency Practice Schedule, section 90-35(2)).