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Laws for winding up orders need more clarity

New measures for the issuing of winding up petitions unclear

Entrepreneurial small business owners should be overjoyed with Government plans to increase the debt threshold for winding-up petitions to £10,000. The move is in harmony with new protections and laws designed to support businesses. Temporary measures introduced last year under CIGA 2020 will be replaced from 1 October to 31 March 2022. Subsequently, more debtor-friendly…

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Avoiding misfeasance claims in 2021

How company directors can avoid misfeacance claims in 2021

As the UK struggles to revive its debilitated economy, some directors of insolvent companies will find it difficult to avoid misfeasance claims in 2021 and beyond. According to section 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986, misfeasance occurs when a director or ex-director retains, misappropriates, misapplies, or becomes accountable for any of the company’s property or…

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Understanding your insolvency practitioner (IP) Part 2

Seek advice from an independent professional when considering any insolvency procedure

It’s fair to say the laws surrounding the insolvency regime were written largely by and for insolvency practitioners (IPs). The legislation governing insolvencies throughout England and Wales came into force with the passing of the Insolvency Act 1986. These laws were updated 30 years later with the enactment of the Insolvency Rules 2016. The 2016…

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Benefits of a CVA for directors and business owners

Directors and business owners can use a CVA to expand their business

A company voluntary arrangement (CVA) offers many benefits if you have a profitable company that’s been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic. A CVA is a contract that allows an insolvent company to continue trading while repaying creditors over time. The procedure is great for a company that requires substantial debt to be excused so trade and cash…

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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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Understanding your insolvency practitioner (IP)

Seek advice from an independent professional when considering any insolvency procedure

When attempting to restructure or liquidate a company you will need a strategy designed for your specific requirements and circumstance. Lawyers are expensive and a licensed insolvency practitioner (IP) may not be able to provide you with impartial advice. In these situations, it’s always best to seek the support and guidance of an independent professional…

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