Who’s next for the bankruptcy court?

Sean FitzPatrick is the first high-profile bankrupt of the bust. More will follow, but pressure is also growing to change the rules, write Ian Kehoe and Emma Kennedy

17th July, 2010
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In the end, Sean FitzPatrick settled upon one final act of defiance. His reputation was in tatters, and his career reduced to rubble.

But FitzPatrick was determined to salvage what little dignity he could from the ignominy of his personal plight.

Bruised and battered, FitzPatrick was now on the verge of being declared broke. An eleventh hour entente with his creditors had come unstuck, vetoed by the bank he had presided over for decades. Anglo...

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