How to avoid the debt tsunami

A rise in corporate insolvencies in 2022 suggests that business are facing a tsunami of post-pandemic debt

According to the Insolvency Service, there was a 115% increase in corporate insolvencies last month, compared to the same period in April 2021. The increase from 925 registered cases follows the phasing out of the temporary insolvency measures brought in to protect companies from creditor action during the pandemic. The insolvency industry had warned of…

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How to obtain winding-up orders and petitions in 2022

Advice and guidance on the serving, issuing, and obtaining of winding-up petitions and orders

Following the lifting of the Government’s CIGA 2020 restrictions last month, creditors are once again free to present winding-up petitions to insolvent companies that owe £750 or more. Subsequently, we thought you’d like some tips and advice on how best to utilise winding-up orders and petitions in 2022. You should move swiftly against any company…

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Beware the professional enabler

Professional enablers facilitate economic crime and crime systems

A lawyer, finance expert, or some other professional who acts as an enabler of an economic crime is referred to as a professional enabler. These are the people who will create, ignore, fail to identify, and purposely facilitate an economic crime or criminal system. In most cases, we only see the ‘face’ of the crime.…

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Insolvency and debt recovery specialists

Insolvency & Law successfully obtained winding up orders whilst the Government's insolvency restrictions were in place

Last month, the Government lifted the insolvency restrictions introduced to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the repeal of Section 10 of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) should please creditors. Creditors were still able to obtain winding-up orders. However, Section 10 of the act compelled them to: Only pursue debts of £10,000…

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Increase in IVAs and personal insolvencies

Bankruptcies fall, but individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) and personal insolvency procedures increase in the first quarter of 2022

Personal insolvencies increased dramatically in the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest Government figures. Between January and March, the Insolvency Service reported 32,305 personal insolvencies, 14% more than during the first quarter of 2021. Clearly, the effects of the Covid-19 lockdowns are in full swing. Serious financial downfalls are to be expected as…

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Solutions for profitable but insolvent companies

If you’re the director of an insolvent but profitable company, now is the perfect time to consider your options. Why? Because the Government recently lifted restrictions placed on the insolvency regime to combat the economic fallout from Covid-19. Over the past two years, a lot of companies used these restrictions to stay profitable by avoiding…

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