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What’s the Purpose of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law?

Different countries worldwide have their own insolvency and bankruptcy law but they don’t differ that much from the UK’s legal rules in respect of insolvency and bankruptcy. The two principal objectives of insolvency and bankruptcy law are shared by most countries – (1) the allocation of risk in a predictable, equitable and transparent manner, and …

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An Overview of Insolvency Practitioner Services in the UK

As of 2021, there are around 1,600 licensed insolvency practitioners (IPs) in the UK; that doesn’t include the thousands of support staff in the background that help every single one of the UK’s IP in providing comprehensive, professional and highly-experienced insolvency practitioner services for businesses and individuals across the country. But what is involved in …

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What is the Role and Purpose of Voluntary Solvent Liquidation?

When a company goes into liquidation, it’s not always because of insolvency. There are times when a solvent company opts for liquidation on a voluntary basis. This form of voluntary solvent liquidation is known as a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) and is a legal liquidation process to wind up a solvent company. Why choose a …

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What is a Creditors’ Liquidation Meeting and What Does it Mean for your Business?

With any voluntary or compulsory liquidation process for an insolvent company that’s being chased by creditors, the liquidator will call a creditors’ meeting. Once it has been agreed with the board of directors that voluntary liquidation is the best route, the liquidator agrees a suitable date and time for the creditors’ meeting. This usually takes …

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What is a Members Voluntary Liquidation Process and How Can it Help?

Should a solvent limited company wish to liquidate for whatever reason, there is a specific procedure to follow, and that’s a Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL). It is the process whereby a liquidator is appointed to ensure the company has no outstanding liabilities, and the assets are realised with the funds distributed to the shareholders. An …

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