Insolvency—private client

Insolvency—private client guidance:

This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. Introduction The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 (IR 2016), SI 2016/1024 were published and laid...

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This note explains how a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) can be placed into administration, and what powers the administrator has. This Practice Note does not apply...

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Bankruptcy is an insolvency process for individuals, which commences on the day the bankruptcy order is made. Until 6 April 2016, unlike its corporate equivalent...

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Equity of exoneration Where the property of a spouse is charged in order to raise money for the payment of the first spouse’s debts or otherwise for his or her benefit,...

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When an individual is adjudicated bankrupt, his property (with the exception of an interest in various short-term residential tenancies in certain circumstances) vests in...

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Background Certain transactions entered into by a company within a specified period before insolvency may be set aside, or otherwise adjusted, by the court on the...

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General Liquidation (sometimes called winding up) is the process by which a company and its affairs are brought to an end and its assets distributed to creditors and...

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This Practice Note explains how a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) can be placed into compulsory liquidation, what powers the liquidator has, and what the obligations...

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Eligibility Part VI of the County Courts Act 1984 (CCA 1984) introduces a new form of administration procedure for debtors who do not have any business debts and whose...

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This note explains how a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) can be placed into creditors’ voluntary liquidation (CVL), what powers the liquidator has, and what the...

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What is a DRO? DROs are 'a new and simplified way of wiping the slate clean for debtors who are too poor to go bankrupt.' A DRO is made in respect of qualifying debts. A...

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What happens when a debtor dies? A person may die insolvent. Their estate will be insolvent where its value is insufficient to meet all the debts and liabilities in full....

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Transactions at an undervalue A transaction at an undervalue is a transaction which is made by a debtor: • by way of gift or otherwise for no consideration • in...

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Administration was introduced by the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) and the procedure was heavily revised by the Enterprise Act 2002. Appointment Administrators may be...

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Effect of appointment An administrative receiver is appointed by the holder of a floating charge (often referred to as a debenture and which may also incorporate fixed...

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Effect of appointment A fixed charge receiver is appointed under a legal charge or mortgage and only has power to deal with and dispose of the charged property. Although...

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Forms of liquidation 'Liquidation' or 'winding up' is the process by which a company is brought to an end. When a company is liquidated its business is terminated,...

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From 8 December 2017, The Insolvency (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1119 apply to modify the regimes applicable to Limited Liability Partnerships...

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The regime A partnership cannot create a floating charge. Any partnership which can be wound up by the court in England and Wales can also be the subject of...

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It is possible for a claim to be brought under section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986) against a company or individual following a transaction at an undervalue...

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This Practice Note explains how a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) can be placed into voluntary arrangement (VA). This Practice Note does not apply to Limited...

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In addition to the better-known company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) and individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs), the insolvency legislation permits insolvent general...

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General Liquidation (sometimes called winding up) is the process by which a company and its affairs are brought to an end and its assets distributed to its creditors and...

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This Practice Note concentrates on the winding-up of an insolvent partnership as an unregistered company under the Insolvency Partnerships Order 1994 (IPO 1994), SI...

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