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ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART X - WINDING UP
DIVISION 4 - PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO EVERY MODE OF WINDING UP
Subdivision (2) - Proof and Ranking of Claims

 
Section 291. Proof of debts.
 
Section 291. Proof of debts. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125) (1) In every winding up, subject in the case of insolvent companies to the application in accordance with this Act of the law relating to bankruptcy, all debts payable on a contingency and all claims against the company present or future, certain or contingent, ascertained or sounding only in damages shall be admissible to proof against the company, a just estimate being made so far as possible of the value of such debts or claims as are subject to any contingency or sound only in damages or for some other reason do not bear a certain value.

(2) Subject to section 292, in the winding up of an insolvent company the same rules shall prevail and be observed with regard to the respective rights of secured and unsecured creditors and debts provable and the valuation of annuities and future and contingent liabilities as are in force for the time being under the law relating to bankruptcy in relation to the estates of bankrupt persons, and all persons who in any such case would be entitled to prove for and receive dividends out of the assets of the company may come in under the winding up and make such claims against the company as they respectively are entitled to by virtue of this section.