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Insolvency

How to deal with disputed invoices

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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Stat Ds and undisputed, but overdue invoices

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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CCJs, winding-up petitions and undisputed debts

Sometimes, you may need to issue a County Court Judgment (CCJ) or a Winding-Up Petition on an insolvent company that owes you money. But what’s the difference? County Court Judgments usually come about when a company refuses to pay an overdue debt. The creditor (claimant) who’s owed money commences proceedings by visiting the Government’s website,…

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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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What do you know about misfeasance?

Although I&L‘s clients are mostly creditors, some of our work involves supporting, defending and representing company directors accused of misfeasance, and other wrongdoings. We advise whoever needs help. It’s not our role to determine whether someone is guilty of misfeasance, and in many instances our client has proved to be the innocent party. Misfeasance is…

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CVL boost in England leads to 5-year insolvency high

Between April and June 2019, the number of companies entering insolvency procedures reached a 5-year high, boosted by company voluntary liquidations (CVLs). According to the Insolvency Service, 4,321 companies fell into insolvency during the 2nd quarter of 2019. In England and Wales, this was driven by CVLs, which increased 6.7% compared with the first 3…

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