For those who still have some interest in the ongoing saga of my
encounters with the county courts and the Insolvency Service regarding
the costume maker, here is another question...
The Official Receiver doesn't seem to be interested in doing his job.
When I pointed out to him that the costume maker still has her site up
with a link to pay by PayPal for goods, he didn't seem interested in the
matter. When I said that this would allow the costume maker to extend
credit (advance payment for goods and services, see s.360(2)(b) of the
Insolvency Act 1986, which I did not have to hand when I spoke to him),
and that there was nothing on the site that warns potential buyers about
her status as an undischarged bankrupt, he said that he would have to
check with his office's legal team to see whether it was OK. He has not
addressed this matter in a recent letter to me (a sort of summary
pre-report) and he doesn't seem at all interested in taking this up, and
he doesn't seem to care that it will be possible that she will break the
law by leaving the site in this state.
He also doesn't seem interested the fact that she may have made false
statements in order to persuade me to not present the bankruptcy
petition, and also (on separate occasions) to persuade me to agree to a
settlement on unfavourable terms. I have evidence of the statements
made, and the court record shows specifically that some of them are
false. However the Official Receiver doesn't seem interested in
pursuing the matter.
He also does not seem interested in investigating the possibility that
she has additional items and equipment stored at another location,
belonging to a possible business partner. I explained the possibility
to him, and he appears (so far) to have done nothing about it.
What can I do about this? Should I write to him or to someone higher up
in the Insolvency Service? Should I write to my MP afterwards, or
instead? Or do I just write off the £350 that I paid for him to do his
job, and walk away, getting no justice at all in this matter?
(throw away the dustbin, send to stever@... instead)
Humans are way too stupid to be dumb animals.