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Benefits of a creditors committee

Creditors in a statutory insolvency procedure should establish a creditors’ committee if they want to influence proceedings, set the basis for the insolvency practitioner’s fees, and increase dividends for the general body of creditors. A creditors’ committee consists of 3 to 5 people who are responsible for setting the basis of the insolvency practitioner (IP)’s…

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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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Creditors in a CVA should try to appoint their own supervisor

You must respond quickly if you’ve become a creditor in an insolvency procedure such as a company voluntary arrangement (CVA). A CVA is a formal contract between an insolvent company and its creditors. The agreement allows a company to continue trading while repaying creditors, usually over 3 to 5 years. You’ll find financial information and a…

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Creditors must move swiftly and request ameeting of creditors

Many business owners and directors will return after lockdown to discover they’ve become creditors in a statutory insolvency procedure, most likely administration. This is because administration is an attractive solution for business owners looking to avoid incurring further debts with suppliers following Covid-19. The procedure is a rescue mechanism for asset-rich but insolvent companies and…

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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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