How to protect yourself in an unregulated investment

Sometimes when an investment goes wrong, you can be left feeling really isolated, powerless, and hopeless. You may think: “How can I, one individual, fight this?” But few creditors are aware of the power they can obtain simply by uniting with others – because unity is strength. So, we’re here to shed some light on…

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Director disqualification and misconduct

Tips for directors accused of misconduct

Careless, deceitful, and delinquent company directors can expect to face disqualification proceedings if their actions cause creditors to suffer financial loss. Disgruntled shareholders and creditors (the people and businesses you owe) may take action against a director suspected of misfeasance or another serious transgression. However, a licensed insolvency practitioner (IP) usually instigates Director Disqualification Proceedings.…

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Business rescue advice: administration vs CVL

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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Tips for creditors in administration

Creditors must move swiftly and request ameeting of creditors

Many business owners and directors will return after lockdown to discover they’ve become creditors in a statutory insolvency procedure, most likely administration. This is because administration is an attractive solution for business owners looking to avoid incurring further debts with suppliers following Covid-19. The procedure is a rescue mechanism for asset-rich but insolvent companies and…

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Benefits of a pre pack administration

Pre-pack administrations help directors restructure their businesses

Expect an increase in pre-pack administrations over the next 6 months as panic-stricken company directors consider their restructuring options post lockdown. Depending on the circumstances, a pre-pack administration can offer huge benefits to the director of a profitable, but insolvent company. The procedure is a useful restructuring mechanism that helps business owners place insolvent companies…

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Restructuring with a CVA or administration

Post lockdown, many directors will restructure their companies using insolvency procedures, most likely administration or a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). The Government recently introduced a moratorium facility, which offers 20 to 40 days of protection from creditors. But a director who opts for this will undoubtedly find themselves considering a CVA or administration once the…

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