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administrations are usually longer and more expensive than CVLs

When directors resolve not to rescue an insolvent company, an insolvency practitioner (IP) may recommend placing the company into administration. However, in many instances a creditors’ voluntary liquidation (CVL) would be a more suitable insolvency procedure. Whereas companies remain in administration for at least 12 months, CVLs usually take less time and therefore incur fewer…

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Insolvency and Restructuring Firm of the Year

London-based magazine Finance Monthly, which is distributed to more than 100,000 readers across the globe, recently shortlisted Insolvency & Law (I&L) in the category of British ‘Insolvency and Restructuring firm of the year, as part of the  eighth annual Finance Monthly Global Awards. To celebrate the nomination, below, I&L director Peter Murray shares his thoughts…

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Thousands of struggling company owners will voluntarily close their businesses this year, and most of those that do will use a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) process. A CVL is perhaps more popular than a Compulsory Liquidation as it allows directors to put a company into liquidation with their shareholders’ approval and permission from creditors. If…

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After a company is liquidated either through a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) or compulsorily winding up by the court, the actions of the directors during the previous 12 months usually come under  careful  scrutiny. If the liquidator (or official receiver) believes the director(s) in question did not act in accordance with their duties, they can…

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