New 7th edition of Louis Doyle & Andrew Keay's Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary

New 7th edition of Louis Doyle & Andrew Keay's Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary


Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary provides guidance on the key primary and secondary insolvency legislation in England and Wales. The complete texts of the key statutory provisions are annotated with detailed analysis and commentary, providing readers with the information they require within a single portable volume.

The seventh edition has been thoroughly updated to include updated annotations to the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Insolvency Rules and includes the new Insolvency Practice Direction published in July 2018.

Key new cases covered include:

  • In re Lehman Bros International (Europe) (in administration) (No 4) [2017] UKSC 38, [2017] 2 WLR 1497, [2017] 2 BCLC 149 (“Waterfall II”): impact of currency fluctuations on provable debts
  • Leeds v Lemos [2017] EWHC 1825 (Ch), [2018] Ch 81, [2017] BPIR 1223: the court has no power to direct a bankrupt to waive his legal privilege, confirming the far-reaching effect of Shlosberg v Avonwick Holdings Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1138, [2017] Ch 210
  • Ahmed v Ingram [2018] EWCA Civ 519, [2018] BPIR 535: clear guidance from the Court of Appeal on the appropriate remedy for void transactions under s 284
  • Davey v Money [2018] EWHC 766 (Ch), Ve Vegas Investors IV LLC v Shinners [2018] EWHC 186 (Ch), Zinc Hotels (Investments) Ltd v Beveridge [2018] EWHC 1936 (Ch): essential new cases on administrators’ duties and liabilities

An essential reference work for insolvency lawyers, corporate restructuring specialists, licensed insolvency practitioners, academics and accountants.

General Editors:

Louis Doyle, Barrister, Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham, and 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn

Andrew Keay, Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law, Centre for Business Law and Practice, School of Law, University of Leeds and Barrister, Kings Chambers and 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn

Managing Editor: 

Joseph Curl, Barrister, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn

Consultant Editor:

Nicholas Briggs, Chief Insolvency and Companies Court Judge


Gerard McCormack, Professor of International Business Law, University of Leeds

Giselle McGowan, Faith Julian and Paul Wright, all Barristers, 9 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn

What people have said

“The seventh edition will remain firmly by my side during the next twelve months…It is my guide”

Nicholas Briggs, Chief Insolvency and Companies Court Judge

“An easy to use, guide for a busy practitioner…the first resource that I turn to identify the lead cases”

David Leibowitz, Partner, Mishcon de Reya

“It is punchy with to the point notes and I keep it on my desk to use regularly”

Ian Defty, Partner, CVA Global

 “Every practising insolvency specialist should have a copy”

Stewart Perry, Partner, FieldFisher (Insolvency Lawyer of the Year, TRI Awards 2017)

“A useful book to keep on your desk, with the main insolvency legislation, insightful commentary and the SIPs all in one place”

Chris Laughton, Partner, Mercer & Hole

“An excellent book with very useful and practical notes.”

Mike Jervis, Partner, PwC

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About the author:

Neeta started her legal career at Allen & Overy in 2008 in the midst of the global financial crisis and the collapse of Lehmans where she gained most of her paralegal experience.

Neeta also did a short stint in litigation at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in 2006. Neeta graduated with a 2:1 honours degree from University of London, Queen Mary College and went on to obtain a distinction from the College of Law in the Legal Practice. She has been working at Lexis Nexis since April 2013.