The short answer to this is ‘No’ but they are very similar and the bankruptcies are conducted in Belfast using a procedure that is unique to that area. The paperwork is also different, but similar. What we were not clear about at the time of writing is whether Northern Ireland has also moved to online submissions.
Our enquiries revealed that the allowances are, in fact, more generous than those in place for England or Wales e.g. you can keep a vehicle up to the value of £4,000 in a Northern Ireland bankruptcy, whereas the limit over here is £1,000.
‘Are the bankruptcy rules in Northern Ireland the same as England or Wales’ is just one of hundreds of questions we’ve answered since we first started in 1998, but feel free to call us on 01425 600129 if you need more specific information or bankruptcy help. We are here to help.