List of désastres declared available online
Current cases are listed in both alphabetical and chronological order on this website.
We'll ensure that any new declarations “en désastre” will be added to this list within two working days of such declaration (most declarations being made on a Friday). Searches using this facility are, naturally, exempt from charge.
We will show that a désastre has been discharged or settled and the record of it will be removed, three months after the date of discharge/completion.
Current list of désastre cases
Confirmation of declarations "en désastre" ("désastre checks")
Official confirmation of whether companies; or individuals have been declared "en désastre" can be requested from the Viscount's department.
Requests must be made no later than 5pm on the day prior to the date on which you wish the search to be carried out.
You will be informed by email of the results of your search before 4pm on the day the search is carried out.
Email the Insolvency Team
All next day Désastre checks will be charged at the following rates:
| Number of names to check || Fee|
| 1|| £15|
| 2 to 5|| £20 |
| 6 to 10|| £30|
| 11 to 20|| £40|
| 21 to 30|| £50|
| 31 to 50|| £60|
| 51 and over (rates to be negotiated where numbers of checks exceed 100)|| £110|
Limited same-day searches remain available at an increased cost of £30 per entity.
Personal inspection of
désastre list for declarations prior to April 1991
A hard-copy list of all known declarations “en désastre” made prior to 2 April 1991, will be maintained in the department (Désastre section) and may be viewed by personal inspection, without appointment, at a charge of £10 per inspection.