Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016—forms committee named by LexisNexis

The new Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, SI 2016/1024 (IR 2016) come into force on 6 April 2017. We look at the impact on forms and discuss our plans for new forms and the appointment of the LexisNexis forms committee.

New forms and the appointment of the LexisNexis forms committee

The IR 2016 remove the Insolvency Service’s obligation to prepare prescribed forms when they come into force on 6 April 2017. Despite Companies House and the Insolvency Service announcing that they will be producing certain forms, significant uncertainty remains as to what the format of many of the forms and applications under the IR 2016 should look like. This uncertainty has caused alarm to many practitioners. LexisNexis has therefore established a committee of the following leading insolvency professionals to establish standard form documents which are expected to be widely adopted across the market:

  • Chief Registrar, Stephen Baister
  • Alison Curry, Head of Regulatory Standards & Support at the Insolvency Practitioners Association
  • David Leibowitz, Restructuring and Insolvency partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Frances Coulson, Head of Insolvency and Litigation at Moon Beever
  • Jeremy Goldring QC, Barrister at South Square
  • Mark Sands, Immediate Past President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and partner at Baker Tilly Creditor Services LLP

The forms are being drafted by leading practitioners, including barristers from No5 Chambers and 5 Stone Buildings and lawyers from Darlingtons LLP. Forms adopted by the committee (as well as the forms produced by Companies House and the Insolvency Service) will be available in Lexis®PSL and Lexis®Smart Forms in our ever-popular editable PDF format. Lexis®Smart Forms provide instant access to all the forms you need across all practice areas in editable PDF format. The PDF format works in Adobe Reader (which is free) and offers many benefits, including that they can be quickly and easily completed, edited and shared.

All new forms will be released in good time before the IR 2016 come into force. More specifically:

  • new Companies House forms will be released as soon as we are permitted to do so
  • forms prepared by the Insolvency Service will be released as soon as we are permitted to do so
  • forms adopted by the committee will be available in waves from late February 2017 onwards

To find out more about our full range of editable PDF forms visit or call 0330 161 1234.

Further Reading

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The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016—overview

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016—Part 8: Individual voluntary arrangements

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