Official Receiver's Office
The Official Receiver's Office is pledged to provide an effective insolvency service to creditors and the public. There are a total of five divisions in the Official Receiver's Office, namely, the Case Management Division, the Legal Services Division 1, the Legal Services Division 2, the Financial Services Division and the Departmental Administration Division.
Case Management Division
The Case Management Division is headed by the Assistant Official Receiver (Case Management), and is staffed by Insolvency Officers. When the Official Receiver is appointed to act as trustee/liquidator, the Division is responsible for insolvency administration which includes realization of assets, adjudication of claims of creditors, distribution of dividends, investigation into the causes of failure, conduct and affairs of the bankrupt or company and administration of the ordinances relating to liquidation and bankruptcy. When the private sector insolvency practitioners are appointed to act as trustees/liquidators in compulsory liquidations or bankruptcies, the Division is responsible for monitoring their conduct.
Legal Services Division 1
The Legal Services Division 1 is headed by the Assistant Official Receiver (Legal Services)1. It is responsible for providing legal advice on all aspects of the administration of insolvent estates for the benefit of insolvent estates, including appearing in court in interlocutory and final Court hearings and instructing Counsel in complicated cases.
Legal Services Division 2
The Legal Services Division 2 is headed by the Assistant Official Receiver (Legal Services)2. Its main functions are to investigate and prosecute insolvency offenders, investigate and make application for the disqualification of company directors, liquidators and receivers, and the legislative exercise of corporate rescue procedure.
Financial Services Division
The Financial Services Division is headed by the Chief Treasury Accountant (Financial Services). Its main functions include performing financial and accounting investigations into insolvency cases, conducting statutory audits of accounts submitted by outside liquidators/trustees, managing and investing insolvency monies and to perform departmental accounting functions.
Departmental Administration Division
The Departmental Administration Division is headed by the Departmental Secretary. The main functions of the Division are to provide general administrative support and translation service, and perform human resource management functions.