Queen’s University legal expert Dr David Capper unravels the background to the Sean Quinn bankruptcy case

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To unmask the tangled web of the Sean Quinn bankruptcy, I have been speaking with Dr David Capper (pictured above) of Queen’s University Belfast, a reader in commercial and corporate law.

In the wake of the procurement of a bankruptcy order in a Northern Ireland court earlier this year, Anglo Irish Bank is back in court today in Belfast to try and annul this order. The bank argues this remedy is necessary to get its hands on Mr Quinn’s assets and to block the cleaning of his slate from indebtedness at the end of twelve months – which is consistent with bankruptcy law here.

Dr Capper contends that there is a paucity of legal precedent for undoing a bankruptcy order of an individual.

Listen to the full interview below:


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