Petition Debt Paid £14,442

Print Run has used the services of Insolvency and Law on two occasions in the last year. Initially the whole process of issuing a winding up petition appears to be daunting, especially for a small fish in a big sea when taking on large companies, but Peter Murray and his team made the job easy and totally seamless.


Petition Debt Paid £26,717

We were owed £26,717 by one of our customers and our credit control efforts, which had included a County Court Summons, were exhausted so we looked for third party assistance and came across Insolvency & Law on the internet. After a first conversation with Peter Murray I was left feeling confident that there was indeed hope through the debt recovery services provided by I&L.


Petition Debt Paid £41,767

I&L recovered the full amount of the invoice and all my costs in issuing the Winding up Petition including the cost of the barrister Peter appointed who did an excellent job when my case went to the Companies Court.



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Unpaid Invoices

If your customer has not paid your undisputed invoices, as and when they fall due, there is every possibility your customer is experiencing any one or more of the following:

  • Choosing to pay other creditors instead of you
  • Using your credit terms as a interest free, unsecured, funding facility
  • Exposing you to suffer unnecessary loss
  • Taking assets into new company while leaving you and other creditors behind to perish with old company
  • Trading while insolvent
  • On the brink of collapse

Sounds, feels, looks familiar? You probably have good suspicions already so don't kid yourself further.


Winding up petition

In any of the above instances the presentation of a winding up petition against your customer may be appropriate.

Although a winding up petition should not be abused as a debt recovery instrument. It can be presented against a company if you believe your customer to be insolvent – unable to pay its debts as they fall due. In this instance your customer could be wound up by the court; compulsory liquidation.

To avoid being wound up by the Court your customer could pay its debt to you before the court hearing date. To do this would demonstrate your customer can pay its debts as they fall due –therefore not insolvent and avoid being wound up.

Bank Accounts and Other Assets Frozen

Once a winding up petition is issued against your customer:

  • Steps can be taken to freeze their bank accounts
  • they cannot, without a court order, sell, transfer or trade with any of the company's assets
  • you can ask the Court to appoint a provisional liquidator over your customer's assets if you have good reason to believe assets could reduce or disappear before the court hearing date

Why Would Your Customer Pay Up?

Once served your customer will want your winding up petition withdrawn at the earliest opportunity in order to:

  • not have its bank accounts frozen
  • freely use its assets
  • not have other creditors join your winding up petition
  • prove they can pay their debts and therefore not insolvent
  • avoid possible ruin of their business

What More You Should Know

Remember your customer will want to demonstrate their business is not insolvent and desire for normal trading without the above impediments.

Used in insolvency proceedings a winding up petition is a very serious instrument. It is described by many as a nuclear guided missile.

To know more about our service contact us and find out how best we can help you.

More information on the benefits of winding-up petitions:

How should builders and tradesmen collect overdue debts?

How to ensure your petition is not dismissed or withdrawn

HMRC exhausted from winding up orders

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