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administrations are usually longer and more expensive than CVLs

When directors resolve not to rescue an insolvent company, an insolvency practitioner (IP) may recommend placing the company into administration. However, in many instances a creditors’ voluntary liquidation (CVL) would be a more suitable insolvency procedure. Whereas companies remain in administration for at least 12 months, CVLs usually take less time and therefore incur fewer…

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Benefits of a creditors committee

Creditors in a statutory insolvency procedure should establish a creditors’ committee if they want to influence proceedings, set the basis for the insolvency practitioner’s fees, and increase dividends for the general body of creditors. A creditors’ committee consists of 3 to 5 people who are responsible for setting the basis of the insolvency practitioner (IP)’s…

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Seek advice from an independent professional when considering any insolvency procedure

It’s fair to say the laws surrounding the insolvency regime were written largely by and for insolvency practitioners (IPs). The legislation governing insolvencies throughout England and Wales came into force with the passing of the Insolvency Act 1986. These laws were updated 30 years later with the enactment of the Insolvency Rules 2016. The 2016…

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Creditors must be proactive in creditors' meetings

Creditors in a statutory insolvency procedure must request and attend a physical creditors’ meeting if they want to assert any significant influence. A meeting of creditors normally takes place shortly after a company becomes insolvent. There creditors get the chance to: Hear an explanation of why the business failed   Appoint an insolvency practitioner (IP) Agree…

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