Stephen Allinson

Stephen has specialised in credit, debt and insolvency work since 1987, and has extensive experience in dealing with the full range of these procedures. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, he was a Business Recovery and Insolvency partner at a major law firm. As well as acting as a Consultant to the legal profession, he also pursues many other projects in the legal, insolvency and credit fields and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law.

As well as being a Solicitor Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, he is an Associate Member of the Association of Property and Fixed Charge Receivers. Stephen was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Insolvency Service in January 2017 and is also the Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB); the Deputy Independent Examiner for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and one of the Chairmen of the Methodist Church Disciplinary Process.

In addition, he has served as a member of the Legal and Technical Committee of the Civil Court Users Association, and a Director of The Money Charity and the Churches Mutual Credit Union.
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Guide to insolvency in the agriculture industry
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Stephen Allinson, consultant and Simon Thomas of Moorfields Corporate Insolvency Ltd, looks at the structure and funding of farming businesses, the types of security that can be granted by them and enforcement options available to lenders. It also considers the risks and issues to be considered before taking enforcement action in the agriculture industry, the operational and practical issues faced on appointment of an insolvency practitioner and the factors to consider when assessing the decision whether to continue trading.

Insolvency searches for companies at the Central Registry
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Stephen Allinson, Consultant explains what the Central Registry of Winding-up Petitions is and provides guidance on how to carry out insolvency searches for companies at the Central Registry. Since the introduction of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, searches should also reveal if a company is in a moratorium process or whether it is subject to a restructuring plan. It also discusses the problems with searching at the Central Registry.

What do insolvency searches at Companies House reveal?
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Stephen Allinson, Consultant provides guidance on how to carry out insolvency searches at Companies House and what the searches will reveal.

What do insolvency searches at The Gazette reveal?
Practice notes

 This Practice Note produced in partnership with Stephen Allinson, Consultant explains what The Gazette is and provides guidance on how to carry out insolvency searches at The Gazette and what the searches will reveal.

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