Insolvency – Petition. There was no trace of any retrospectivity in the provisions relating to applications for permission under Extended Civil Restraint Orders (ECRO) The Chancery Division held, relying on previous case law, that an application made without permission under an ECRO could not be validated retrospectively, so that for the purposes of s 267(2)(d) of the Insolvency Act 1986 there remained an outstanding application.