Paying Creditor before Bankruptcy hearing
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Hi, I wonder if you could help me, I am facing a final bankruptcy hearing in November. I owe a number of creditors substantial amounts of money, however one creditor went to the High Court and had a court order against me for costs from a High Court hearing, as it was getting very tough with this particular creditor, I just decided to pay them as it was one of the lowest amounts, however the creditor is resolute that they remain a "supporting creditor" and still wants to participate and give evidence in the final bankruptcy proceedings as a "supporting creditor".
They say although they have received the money, it doesn't remove them as a supporting creditor, as it is treating them as a "preferential creditor" and they can still appear and make submission to the court at the final proceedings.
Is this true or are they bluffing, can they still be a creditor in the final bankruptcy hearing if they have received payment?