Insolvency

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Begbies sees no improvement in insolvency market

Begbies chairman Traynor flags up revenue fall as 'subdued' market continues

01 Oct 2013

Insolvency Service

Consultation to simplify insolvency process launched

Proposals to simplify Insolvency Rules such as allowing electronic submissions is launched by the Insolvency Service

27 Sep 2013

Insolvency Service

Action against unlawful “phoenix” companies doubles

The number of cases launched against company directors involving 'phoenix companies' doubles in 12 months

23 Sep 2013

BDO hands Farepak creditor payment to Insolvency Service

Insolvency Service handed outstanding dividend payments from BDO liquidators to Farepak

29 Aug 2013

Deloitte administrators close remaining Modelzone stores

Administrators close all 47 stores and make 340 staff redundant, however, they manage to sell subsidiary saving 18 jobs

29 Aug 2013

Accountancy M&As - like buses

There's been little M&A activity for years and then two come along at once

23 Aug 2013

Baker Tilly confirms acquisition of RSM Tenon

Baker Tilly confirms acquisition of RSM Tenon - without debt obligations - and backed by Lloyds Bank

22 Aug 2013

Nick O’Reilly leaves HW Fisher for Moorfields Corporate Recovery

HW Fisher confirms O’Reilly leaving to join rival

22 Aug 2013

KPMG administrators called to Montgomery Tomlinson

Administrators cease trading at and make all 530 staff redundant at curtain and accessories retailer

21 Aug 2013

Johnston Carmichael liquidators called to Get Juiced

Insolvency director for Johnston Carmichael Donald McNaught takes on liquidation of Stirling-based company

09 Aug 2013

KPMG sells Little Chef to Kuwaiti owners Kout Food

KPMG facilitates sale of Little Chef to Kuwaiti group Kout Food

07 Aug 2013

Administrations freed from pension liability chains

Pension liabilities have been downgraded to unsecured creditor status which has freed the funds to allow a bigger payout to the many in administrations explains Neil Smyth

05 Aug 2013

Corporate insolvencies increase but personal sees 6.1% drop

Corporate insolvencies increase 10.5% on the previous quarter while personal insolvencies including bankruptcies over the year decline

02 Aug 2013

Grant Thornton administrators to sue PwC for €1bn

Administrators to sue PwC for its role in collapse of Quinn Insurance. PwC hits back that claim contains “factual inaccuracies”

30 Jul 2013

Taking Stock: Return of the ring

TS loves a feel-good story

25 Jul 2013

Supreme Court quashes Nortel/Lehman pension rulings

The Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that pension payments in insolvencies should be treated as an expense of the administration

24 Jul 2013

Zolfo Cooper administrators sell Nicole Farhi fashion retailer

Administrators manage to sell all stores, e-commerce arm and concessions of collapsed fashion retailer

23 Jul 2013

Creditor meetings could be reduced in an administration

Reduction in red tape across insolvency process could save creditors £36m annually and increase communication with less meetings scheduled

19 Jul 2013

EY administrators sell Internacionale as pre-pack

Administrators arrange pre-pack sale to existing backers safeguarding 1,550 jobs

16 Jul 2013

Directors to be liable for corporate collapses

Vince Cable announces changes to company director disqualifications as he reforms insolvency process

15 Jul 2013

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