I’m located in Ontario, Canada, and am trying to do a research project, but I get stumped when it comes to foreign law. Right now, I’m trying to figure out the current Act applicable to personal bankruptcies in England. Is it the Bankruptcy Act, 1986? From what I can find, the Bankruptcy Act, 1914 was in effect until the 1986 act replaced it --- but then I see references to the Insolvency Act, 1986, and I get confused. I don’t know whether or not the Bankruptcy Act, 1986 and the Insolvency Act, 1986 are the same laws --- or whether one might apply to personal bankruptcies and the other, to corporate insolvency, or whether one is a "correct" title and the other, simply in common usage. Further, from what I see, the Enterprise Act, 2002 amended the Bankruptcy Act, 1986. (How am I doing?!?)
I have not been able to find the correct full title and citation for the current applicable English act. If it’s not too much trouble, I would really appreciate any help that someone may be able to provide. Thank you!