How to Place a Company into a Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation (CVL)

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Although the process is called a Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation (CVL), the director decides whether the company is able to meet its obligations and commitments.

Meeting of Shareholders

If the director(s) decide the company is insolvent, they must:

  • Call a Meeting of Shareholders
  • Convince 75% of shareholders to wind up the company
  • Nominate an insolvency practitioner to coordinate the Liquidation

Role of the Liquidator

Insolvency practitioners (IPs) act as Liquidators on behalf of the court, and have far-reaching statutory duties. However, Liquidators do not operate as officers of the court in a Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation.

Liquidators examine and investigate:

  • The company director
  • The company’s affairs, including the reason(s) for its failure
  • The company’s contracts, which terminate on the date of Liquidation.

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Following their investigations, the liquidator is legally obliged to file a confidential report on the director's conduct to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This 'D-Report' will contain explanations for the company's failure, including any serious misconduct on your part.

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