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EC's insolvency proposals remove international trust

An overhaul of the Insolvency Regulation by the EC could cause interruptions to the rescue culture, explains Christoph Wilcken

04 Mar 2014

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Ex-Bridge insolvency partner and accountant sent to prison

Ex-Bridge Business Recovery partner James Bradney and the firm’s former accountant Michael Worrall sentenced to prison terms

28 Feb 2014

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Rent as an expense – has the Game only just begun?

The latest Appeal Court ruling on landlords payment in corporate insolvency raises more questions than it answers says Neil Smyth

28 Feb 2014

Insolvency partner and accountant both plead guilty to fraud

Ex-Bridge Business Recovery partner James Bradney and the firm’s former accountant Michael Worrall plead guilty to charges of fraud

27 Feb 2014

Insolvency experts mull 'rent effect' of GAME administration case

Appeal Court ruling will now see landlords paid as a super creditor

26 Feb 2014

Tax debt disqualifications dominate Insolvency Service stats

Director disqualifications due to tax debts an increasingly large proportion of Insolvency Service figures - lawyers warn that the service is not dealing with other types of activity

25 Feb 2014

Insolvency licensing: If it’s not broken don’t fix it

The government should not proceed with partial licensing plans for insolvency practitioners, argues Liz Bingham

17 Feb 2014

T5 shopfitters call in KPMG administrators

Administrators have made all 48 staff redundant following cash flow problems at Jarose Woodworking

17 Feb 2014

New movers at Haslers

Loughton firm sees a promotion and new appointments

14 Feb 2014

Ex-Bridge partner's court date pushed back

Preliminary hearing over fraud allegations against disqualified insolvency practitioner James Bradney and accountant Mike Worrall, pushed back

11 Feb 2014

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

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

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

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