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A recent case in the High Court of Justice, undertaken by the Insolvency Service, highlights the worrying and growing trend of rogue advisors, particularly prevalent online, offering “unlicensed insolvency services”...
As news of the merger between Wedlake Bell and Moon Bever reached our desks this week, and the increasing conversations around #TheBigShift it gave us cause to reflect upon Isadore...
On 16 September 2020, the Government confirmed that it is extending the moratorium on commercial possessions until 31 December 2020. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-extends-support-to-stop-business-evictions-this-year? Landlords should make sure they protect their rights to...
On 23 April 2020 the Government announced a temporary ban on landlords using statutory demands (made between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020) and winding up petitions (presented from...
Insolvency Practitioners and others should be aware of a number of changes to the format and content of witness statements that are effective from today. Any witness statements signed from...
The Court has recently published procedures that it will follow for upcoming hearings including winding up petitions. Further to our recent bulletins, although the Courts will still be trying to...
It has been confirmed that the Insolvency & Companies Court has adapted rapidly to the existing emergency situation and now intends to progress winding-up cases remotely, so far as possible,...
On 28 March 2020, Alok Sharma, the UK Business Secretary confirmed that the Government will be introducing new insolvency laws to reduce the burden on businesses and give them breathing...
On 23 March 2020, Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Mullen set out the Court’s emergency response to managing winding up hearings during the COVID-19 lockdown. Upon considering the current situation...
The impact of COVID-19 on businesses and individuals is already enormous. There has been a huge reduction in demand for non-essential goods, hospitality and transportation. Recent days have also seen...
Overview COVID-19 has already caused significant disruption and uncertainty in the legal sector, but how is it going to impact on the operation of the courts and tribunals? Lord Chancellor,...

The risks of litigation funding

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When a litigation funder finances a claimant to take proceedings, which are unsuccessful, and the claimant is not in a position to pay the defendant’s costs, it is possible for...

Duties of a dissenting director

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This is an area of law & practice that is shrouded in mystery. In the context of a company in financial distress, most people tend to think that if a...
In a much anticipated and long-awaited decision, the Court of Appeal in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA has cast its magnifying glass over breach of duty claims under section...
Last October, the Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (the “Protocol”) was introduced by the Government.  The Protocol applies to any business (including sole traders and public bodies) claiming payment of...
Parliament has decided that Carillion’s board of directors were culpable for its failure.MP’s are calling for the disqualification of the board from acting as directors in the future. Read the...
It has long been the case that most pension schemes within the jurisdiction of England & Wales do not form part of the bankrupt’s estate and are therefore not available...
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