Insolvency

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Corporate and personal insolvencies fall, but hide true picture

Banks failing to call in debts and individuals using payday loans skewer government statistics

07 Feb 2014

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European Union backs cross-border insolvency proposals

European Union vote could change international insolvency rules to create a register and streamline the process

06 Feb 2014

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Former Begbies director takes Quantuma role

Andrew Watling joins rival insolvency firm Quantuma in a similar role

05 Feb 2014

R3 critical of inclusion of partial licences in Deregulation Bill

Introduction of partial licences for IPs could undermine attempts to simplify insolvencies, R3 vice president warns

24 Jan 2014

UHY administrators take special administration of Hartmann Capital

Andrew Andronikou and Peter Kubik are called to special administration of investment business Hartmann Capital

13 Jan 2014

Menzies launches turnaround brand

Menzies reveals "mr3 turnaround" brand for its restructuring divison

08 Jan 2014

Leonard Curtis overtakes Begbies as top insolvency administrators

Leonard Curtis administrators were appointed to more cases than any other firm in 2013 according to London Gazette listings

03 Jan 2014

The difference between law and accountancy firms

In the last year there has been a significant spike of law firm insolvencies. Accountants should take note to protect their own LLPs

23 Dec 2013

Firms entering insolvency rockets 41% in a year

Insolvencies among accountancy firms increase 41% in a year according to research by Syscap

23 Dec 2013

FRP Advisory administrators called to commercial property law firm

Administrators called to Hillier HRW after it was unable to secure professional indemnity cover earlier this year

20 Dec 2013

Begbies Traynor sees interim revenues and profits fall

Despite efficiency savings, the soft insolvency market eats into Begbies Traynor's numbers

11 Dec 2013

Deloitte partner Louise Brittain joins Wilkins Kennedy

Celebrity bankruptcy trustee Louise Brittain leaves Deloitte after five years for Top 30 firm Wilkins Kennedy

02 Dec 2013

Moorfields administrators close further 30 Blockbuster stores

A further 182 jobs to go across 30 stores earmarked for closure

28 Nov 2013

Kingston Smith liquidators called to Lily Allen-founded business

Lucy in Disguise enters liquidation with £845,000 debts

28 Nov 2013

Interview: Insolvency Service deputy CEO Graham Horne

Insolvency Service deputy chief executive Graham Horne explains why the book on insolvency law is being thrown out the window

27 Nov 2013

No tidal wave of insolvencies

Despite some big corporate collapses such as HMV, Clinton Cards, and RSM Tenon, the decline of insolvency cases has taken its toll on some firms

20 Nov 2013

Moorfields’ administrators close 72 Blockbuster stores

Administrators to close 72 stores and make 452 jobs redundant after being appointed this week

14 Nov 2013

Moorfields Corporate Recovery called to Blockbuster

Former R3 President Nick O’Reilly takes Blockbuster administration, the company’s second in less than 12 months

12 Nov 2013

Duff & Phelps administrators called to Barratts

Barratts enters administration for third time in four years, this time with Duff & Phelps administrators called in

12 Nov 2013

HMRC winding-up order sees liquidation of law firm

KPMG liquidators called to collapsed law firm following HMRC winding-up order

07 Nov 2013

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