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Administration

New reforms are great, but who protects unsecured creditors?

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

Insolvency and Restructuring Firm of the Year

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

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 should builders and tradesmen collect overdue debts?

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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