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Winner: UK Insolvency & Restructuring Firm of the Year 2016 & 2017

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

Winding up Petition

Insolvency & Law advises client on a Winding up Petition to a debtor company

Statutory Demand

Insolvency & Law Successfully advises courier firm in defending a Statutory Demand for £34,000

Winding up Petition

Insolvency & Law’s Client succeeds with Winding Up Petition for over £100,000

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.

- RICHARD MILLIKEN-SMITH

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.

- PETER STEPHENS - CHAIRMAN

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.

- NICK THOMPSON - MANAGING DIRECTOR

New reforms are great, but who protects unsecured creditors?

In a controversial speech to the  Insolvency Practitioner’s Association  earlier this year, Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Jackson (best-known for his 2010 report into civil litigation costs) made several recommendations, which Justice Secretary Michael Gove has already begun to implement. As a result, from 1 April 2016, unsuccessful defendants will no longer be held…

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Did Sir Philip Green asset-strip BHS and cause its collapse?

Giving evidence to a government inquiry recently, Sir Philip Green claimed to have worked diligently to avoid one of his best-known retail brands going into liquidation. Nevertheless, the Insolvency Service must establish if Sir Philip had asset-stripped BHS and caused its collapse. Last month, fashion tycoon Sir Philip appeared before the  Business, Innovation and Skills…

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Insolvency & Law Shortlisted for “Insolvency and Restructuring Firm of the Year 2016″ award

London-based magazine Finance Monthly, which is distributed to more than 100,000 readers across the globe, recently shortlisted Insolvency & Law (I&L) in the category of British ‘Insolvency and Restructuring firm of the year, as part of the  eighth annual Finance Monthly Global Awards. To celebrate the nomination, below, I&L director Peter Murray shares his thoughts…

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Why winding up petitions are more efficient than county courts

We recently spoke with a client who for the previous three months had been chasing a customer with an outstanding invoice of just over £50,000. The client was considering litigation in the county court to retrieve the money and I suggested that a quicker and more cost-effective route might be to issue a winding-up petition.…

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How to ensure your winding up petition is not dismissed or withdrawn

Some time ago, we presented a winding up petition to a company that owed one of our clients £50k. Upon receipt, the respondent company threatened to apply for a court injunction to restrain us from proceeding and dismiss the petition on the grounds the debt was disputed. The respondent company falsely alleged that £49k of…

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How should builders and tradesmen collect overdue debts?

According to figures released by the Office of National Statistics, the building and construction industry contracted 1.9% in the third quarter of 2015, which suggests contractors will be tightening their belts this year as the market becomes more competitive. This is particularly bad news for roofers, plumbers and other subcontractors (‘subbies’). Why? Because in a…

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Construction sector suffers the most as UK SME’s are owed £67bn in unpaid invoices.

According to a report published by the ABFA (Assets Based Finance Association) the UK SME’s are owed over £67.4billion in unpaid invoices. This figure which is up 8% from last year and a huge 36% from 2011 is considered conservative as it was taken from only 180,000 SME’s across the country who have submitted detailed annual accounts.…

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Small Business Commissioner to help firms recover billions of pounds from late payments

The government is planning a big shake up in the world of small business debt. Anna Soulby (Minister of Small Business Enterprise) has announced that she is opening a new role in her cabinet for a Small Business Commissioner, whose main responsibility would be to bring about reform in the way large businesses have historically…

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The UK construction industry writes off £2bn annually of bad debt

According to a report released earlier this year from Bibby Financial Services, the UK construction industry has a very serious problem managing its bad debts. Just over 70% of small, medium and large UK construction firms write off an average of £10,000 per year. Often firms have to write off the debt completely, settle with…

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Rugby super league team issued a creditors winding up petition

It appears that top flight sports teams are not immune to becoming caught up in Insolvency proceedings. Salford City Reds or the Red Devils as known by rugby fans, who currently sit mid table of the Rugby Super League, have been hit with a winding up petition from creditor, Konica Minolta, and have a court…

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