The functions of a trustee or liquidator

An overview of the role of the trustee or liquidator in a bankruptcy or a company liquidation.



This publication provides general information only. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, but it is not a full and authoritative statement of the law and you should not rely on it as such. The Insolvency Service cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions as a result of negligence or otherwise.

Insolvency enquiry line

For information about the insolvency process contact the Insolvency Enquiry Line during office hours. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday except Wednesday 10am to 5pm. We can give you general information about: insolvency, what official receivers do and where you can go to get the information or advice you need.

We can’t give you: legal or financial advice, information on specific insolvency cases, information or advice on matters directly relating to other government departments.

Published 12 January 2016
Last updated 6 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Amendments relating to the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016.
  2. Updated to reflect changes to fees
  3. Correction made to payment of a trustee or liquidator
  4. First published.