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Director liabilities in the spotlight - wrongful trading and misfeasance

Actions for misfeasance and wrongful trading are something of a lottery. This article analyses three recent decisions and why proving where blame lies can be harder than it looks.
19 April 2016

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Legislative and regulatory update

The past few months have seen some interesting developments in legislative and regulatory requirements in the restructuring and insolvency world. We explore a number of them in this article.
19 April 2016

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To recognise foreign proceedings or not

To recognise foreign proceedings or not - two recent contrasting decisions under UNCITRAL and the EU Regulation.
19 April 2016

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Collective redundancies: the risk of criminal prosecution

The decision to prosecute three former directors of parcel delivery firm City Link serves as a stark reminder of the importance of following the correct procedures in redundancy situations.
19 October 2015

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A trio of liquidation decisions

Recent weeks have seen a number of decisions concerning liquidations – in this article we explore three of the more interesting ones.
02 July 2015

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Regulatory update ; change on the way

The past three months have seen the publication of a spate of forthcoming regulatory and legislative changes. In this bulletin we investigate some of the more significant developments.
02 July 2015

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When are employee debts recoverable from the Secretary of State?

Employees who transfer to a new employer from a business that is under insolvency proceedings may be able to recover unpaid wages and other debts from the Secretary of State.
31 March 2015

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The Budget 2014 - the impact of the new flexibilities on the pensions of bankrupts

The Chancellor’s 2014 Budget speech revealed significant changes to the way in which pension scheme members will be able to access their savings, we discuss this further.
08 July 2014

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The Budget 2014 ; the impact of flexible pension drawdown on bankrupts

While the 2014 Budget's introduction of greater flexibility into pension drawdown is welcomed, it's unclear if the government has considered its ability to amplify the effects of recent case law.
13 May 2014

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Reform of the EC Regulation – an anti-English agenda?

We take a look at the reforms to the EC Insolvency Regulation in light of the European Parliament’s 4 February vote on the Committee of Legal Affairs’ report on the proposed reforms.
25 February 2014

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Escrow funds and administration ; who is entitled?

What happens to funds held in escrow when the paying entity goes into administration?
24 February 2014

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Do shadow directors owe duties too?

What lessons can the the High Court decision in (1) Vivendi SA (2) Centenary Holdings III Ltd v (1) Murray Richards (2) Stephen Bloch teach practitioners?
06 December 2013
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