Dark Side of Liquidation

Support for unsecured creditors in liquidations is scarce

When a limited company enters liquidation, for whatever reason, revenue from the sale of the company’s assets is redistributed amongst creditors and shareholders in order of priority.   The director’s powers cease and an insolvency practitioner (IP) takes over managing the company’s affairs. The director no longer has any control over the company or its…

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How to challenge a statutory demand

Company directors, business owners, and individuals can expect to receive more statutory demands in 2022 compared to previous years. Why? Covid-19 has forced many people and companies to give more credit than usual, and making a statutory demand is the first thing they’ll do when attempting to recover overdue debts. A statutory demand is a…

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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act Explained

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill Explained

In the weeks ahead, the Government will attempt to stimulate Britain’s flagging economy with the introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act. The Act, which recently came into law, proposes an extensive shake-up of the insolvency regime. But exactly how will these changes affect business owners? Well, that depends if your primary focus is:…

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Post-Covid-19 termination clauses

Termination clauses have been suspended for many companies following Covid-19

One of the most controversial proposals in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act is the suspension of termination clauses. Medium and large creditors are prevented from using the terms of their contract to stop the supply of ‘essential’ goods and services to a company in a formal insolvency procedure. However, the suspension of termination clauses…

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Top 5 Solutions for Dealing with HMRC Winding-up Petitions

Winding up petition from HMRC

  In June 2010, we posted an article explaining how to get winding up petitions dismissed and withdrawn and another, five months later, revealing how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) was responsible for issuing the vast majority of winding up petitions in Britain.

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Corporate Insolvencies to Drop Following Appeal Court Ruling

A ruling by the Supreme Court in London could lead to a reduction in corporate insolvencies and stop creditors from chasing struggling businesses. Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal rejected a lawsuit by shareholders from British finance company Eurosail who claim the firm should be liquidated after buying £650m of UK mortgage-backed bonds from…

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