138. Application to replace

(1) Where an application is made to the Court under Section 137(2), 137(9) or 137(10) (Supplying vacancy in office of administrator) to appoint a replacement administrator, the application shall be accompanied by a written statement in the prescribed form by the person proposed to be the replacement administrator.
(2) Where the original administrator was appointed under an administration order, a copy of the application shall be served, in addition to those persons listed in Section 8(2) (Administration application), on the person who made the application for the administration order.
(3) Where the application to the Court is made under Section 137(9) (Supplying vacancy in office of administrator), the application shall be accompanied by a witness statement setting out the applicant's belief as to the matters set out in that subsection.
(4) Section 15 (Manner in which service to be effected) shall apply to the service of an application under Section 137(2), 137(9) or 137(10) (Supplying vacancy in office of administrator) as it applies to service in accordance with Section 13 (Service of administration application).
(5) Sections 16 (Proof of service), 17 (Administration application to appoint specified person as administrator by holder of qualifying charge), 19 (The hearing), 20(1) and 20(2) (Notice of administration order) apply to an application under Section 137(2) or 137(9) (Supplying vacancy in office of administrator) and Sections 16 (Proof of service), 19 (The hearing) (but treating references to administrator of the Company as administrator of a Deed of Company Arrangement), 20(1) and 20(2) (Notice of administration order) apply to an application under Section 137(10) (Supplying vacancy in office of administrator).