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While the restricted use of statutory demands and winding-up petitions will provide a lifeline for many struggling companies, the move also forces creditors chasing overdue debts into an already overburdened court system. As it stands, the only remedy to enforce payment of a debt is through a High Court enforcement officer. You may send out…

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill Explained

In the weeks ahead, the Government will attempt to stimulate Britain’s flagging economy with the introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act. The Act, which recently came into law, proposes an extensive shake-up of the insolvency regime. But exactly how will these changes affect business owners? Well, that depends if your primary focus is:…

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Termination clauses have been suspended for many companies following Covid-19

One of the most controversial proposals in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act is the suspension of termination clauses. Medium and large creditors are prevented from using the terms of their contract to stop the supply of ‘essential’ goods and services to a company in a formal insolvency procedure. However, the suspension of termination clauses…

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Dealing with disputed invoices can be challenging, especially if your customer is squabbling simply to avoid payment. The most important thing is to take time to understand what the dispute is. Then, isolate and seek to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. If you believe the dispute is bogus, explain your reasons and press…

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Insolvency and Law’s latest offering, 123 Pay, is a credit management service that reviews your trading documents to help your company get paid quicker. Let I&L review and evaluate your trading documents. Send us your written estimates/quotations; sales contracts/orders; delivery notes; invoices and reminders to ensure they’re robust and fit for purpose. This element of…

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Issuing a Statutory Demand (or Stat D) is an effective way to encourage prompt payment of overdue invoices and debts, but it’s not the only method. A Stat D is a formal document requesting payment of an outstanding debt within 21 days. By issuing one, you give creditors another 3 weeks to pay a debt…

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