Restructuring & Insolvency—new starter guide
Restructuring & Insolvency—new starter guide

The following Restructuring & Insolvency guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Restructuring & Insolvency—new starter guide
  • Welcome to the world of restructuring and insolvency
  • Brexit
  • The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016
  • Corporate insolvency procedures
  • Key issues in a corporate insolvency
  • Insolvency trading issues
  • Pre-packs
  • Directors
  • Antecedent transactions
  • more

Welcome to the world of restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring and insolvency (R&I) covers a variety of different processes and tools designed to achieve different objectives from rescuing a distressed business to achieving the best outcome for creditors to helping individuals achieve a clean break from their debts. There are a number of different parties involved in any deal including the financially troubled company or individual, the lender seeking to recover its money, the insolvency practitioner (IP) in charge of the insolvency process not to mention the advisors engaged by the different parties.

This resources guide is designed to give you an introduction to the different insolvency processes and point you in the direction of the relevant materials where you can find out more. The guide also contains links to help you make the most of the R&I materials including how to sign up for daily or weekly email alerts and contact the R&I team to ask for help.


On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority of voters voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU (Brexit). For more information on Brexit and its implications for Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers, see: Brexit: Restructuring & Insolvency—overview.

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016

The main legislation that R&I

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