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CVA bubble bursts for Bury FC creditors

Creditors and fans of Bury FC learned a harsh lesson about Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) last month when the team became the first to drop out of the English Football League (EFL) in 27 years. The club’s supporters, including local MP James Frith, are calling for an inquiry into the CVA arranged in July 2019…

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Landlords must reduce rates or face high street exodus

The future looks bleak for British landlords, especially those renting in town centres and cities because everyone knows our high streets are changing. Fashion retailer Primark recently claimed to be seeking rent reductions of up to 30% in negotiations over new leases. The Irish retailer is considering entering a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) to help…

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Pros and cons of CVAs for debtors and creditors

Office Holdings, owner of Office and Offspring shoe shops, is said to be the latest high-profile retailer to consider entering a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – so what’s a CVA, and why are they so popular? In recent weeks, clothing and accessories merchant Monsoon Accessorize, and the Arcadia Group – home to brands such as…

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Congratulations to Arcadia’s CVA creditors

Creditors of a business that has recently entered a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) would be wise to follow the example set last month by the creditors of waning fashion retailer Arcadia. Arcadia’s creditors did well to encourage Sir Philip Green and his wife to part with more money than they’d intended. Simply by standing up…

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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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