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This Practice Note will give a basic overview of what amounts to an administration expense and some of the case law on this topic. Expenses of an administration are...

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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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When a bankruptcy order is made, a bankrupt’s property normally automatically vests in the Official Receiver/trustee in bankruptcy. However, property owned by the...

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Bankruptcy searches at the Land Charges Department When a bankruptcy petition is presented by a creditor, the court shall as soon as reasonably practicable send to the...

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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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What is a CVA? A company voluntary arrangement (CVA) is an arrangement between a company and its creditors, supervised by an IP (who is known as the supervisor once 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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Impact of appointment The effect of the appointment of an LPA/fixed charge receiver is very different from that of an appointment of an administrator, liquidator or...

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This Practice Note provides a brief summary of the retail landscape and highlights some of the key legal and practical issues facing office-holders appointed over a...

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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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This Practice Note gives an introduction to the main issues for property disputes lawyers in each of the most common forms of insolvency process, including the...

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Rent payment Depending on the procedure being followed, rent will be payable to the: • liquidator • administrator • company voluntary arrangement (CVA) supervisor...

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Rent payment The Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) procedure enables a superior landlord to serve notice requiring an undertenant to pay rent directly to the...

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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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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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This Practice Note considers the interaction between the statutory moratorium under Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986), which prevents most creditor or...

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This Practice Note considers the interaction between the statutory moratorium under Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986), which prevents most creditor or...

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When a company or an individual enters into a formal insolvency or enforcement process, the goal posts shift considerably for creditors wishing to bring, or continue...

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This Practice Note contains a summary of individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) and their impact on legal proceedings from a dispute resolution perspective. Coronavirus...

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A pre-pack is an arrangement under which the sale of all or part of a company’s business and assets is negotiated with a purchaser prior to the appointment of an...

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The Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925) enables a mortgagee of a legal mortgage to appoint an LPA receiver. This right may alternatively (and more usually will) arise...

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What is a CVA? A company voluntary arrangement (CVA) is an insolvency process that allows a company to enter into a contractual agreement with creditors to settle its...

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Receivers—background Receivers have been a recognised in English law as a remedy available to creditors and others wishing to protect their interest in assets since the...

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General It is a common feature of commercial leases that a rent deposit is paid to be held either by the landlord or by a third party as stakeholder to provide a fund to...

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Introduction to company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) A CVA is a tool available to a company in financial difficulty to restructure its debts. In contrast to other...

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Powers—general The statutory powers conferred on an LPA/fixed charge receiver are very limited and so for a receiver to exercise the duties which his appointing mortgagee...

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Powers—general The statutory powers conferred on an LPA/fixed charge receiver are very limited and so for a receiver to exercise the duties which his appointing mortgagee...

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Insolvency of private not-for-profit registered providers of social housing The social housing sector in England is commonly described as a ‘no default’ sector. This...

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