Administrations

Francis Coulson

Insolvency profession wins battle against legal cost reforms

The insolvency profession will be exempt from a clampdown on no-win no-fee litigation cases, bringing an end to a long running battle between the profession and the MOJ

24 Jan 2013

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PwC puts black cabs back on the road

Administrators to Manganese Bronze say repairs on the black cabs is now completed

24 Jan 2013

Craig Povey

Accounting black hole sees PR firm sold in pre-pack

Chantrey Vellacott administrators sell Ward Lovett Advertising after a fraud was discovered at the firm

24 Jan 2013

Chantrey Vellacott administrators may call time on Antic pubs

Failure to pick up a tax tab forces pub chain to call in Chantrey Vellacott DFK administrators

23 Jan 2013

Deloitte administrators given hope on HMV future

Investors buy HMV debt, giving fresh hope to a rescue deal

23 Jan 2013

HMV administrators u-turn on gift card stance

Deloitte administrators have relented and announced they will allow gift cards to be used in HMV stores

22 Jan 2013

Deloitte administrators to close 129 Blockbuster stores

Administrators to Blockbuster say they will close 129 stores which will result in about 760 redundancies

21 Jan 2013

R3 president and Neville Kahn to lead Blockbuster administration

Collapsed retailer calls in Deloitte administrators including trade body president Lee Manning

17 Jan 2013

Analysis: HMV latest bricks and mortar biz to fail against online

Failing to offset the slump in sales of hard copy media finally catches up with HMV

16 Jan 2013

Portsmouth court date pushed back for a third time

Administrators to Portsmouth will need to wait until the end of the month to find out the future of the collapsed club

16 Jan 2013

Deloitte administrators appointed to HMV

Music retailer formally appoints Deloitte administrators

16 Jan 2013

Deloitte’s Neville Kahn to lead HMV administration

Kahn and two other Deloitte administrators called to struggling music retailer

15 Jan 2013

Jessops administrators to make more than 1,300 redundancies

PwC administrators have announced the closure of the camera retail chain

14 Jan 2013

BDO administrators to Dewey receive £36.7m claim from US arm

Dewey & LeBoeuf US has made a claim to UK arm BDO administrators of £36.7m a progress report has shown

10 Jan 2013

PwC administrators called to Jessops

Irreconcilable differences between directors funders and suppliers, such as Nikon and Canon, sees PwC administrators appointed to the 192-store camera chain

10 Jan 2013

EC's insolvency plans not totally harmonious

Plan to create European-wide insolvency rules is heading in the right direction, but many fear that it will undo insolvency professionals' good work

18 Dec 2012

Pickfords sold in pre-pack to offload pension liabilities

BDO administrators sell Pickfords to management to offload its defined benefit pension

05 Dec 2012

KPMG administrators rack up £51.6m fees at MF Global

Administrators charge £51.6m for 13 months' work on world’s first special administration

04 Dec 2012

Funding for litigation needn’t be so tough for IPs

Although government gives the insolvency profession until April 2015 before changing litigation funding rules, practitioners need to get their house in order now, writes Kristy Zander

04 Dec 2012

SFP administrator brothers called to Active Technologies

SFP insolvency brothers continue to trade manufacturer, which entered administration following £400,000 of debts it was unable to service

03 Dec 2012

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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