Business support & insolvency

What are the legal implications of TfL’s decision not to renew Uber's licence?

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What are the legal implications for Uber drivers if TfL's decision not to renew Uber's licence in London stands? Our experts consider the difference in rights between employees and "workers" when a business ceases to operate. More …

Insolvency rules 2016

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The Insolvency Service have recently announced that the Insolvency Rules 2016 ("the Rules") are to be laid before Parliament in October 2016. Provided that the proposed Rules are approved by Parliament, they are likely to come into force in April 2017. So, what are the changes and what is this likely to mean for Insolvency Practitioners? More …

Pre-Pack Pools in Administrations

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On 2 November 2015, the new process for pre-pack sales of businesses by companies about to go into administration will come into force. More …

Prosecution sends out warning over collective redundancies

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The recent prosecutions of former directors of USC and City Link are important reminders of the statutory requirements to consult with employees – directors of collapsed companies ignore them at their peril. More …

Changes to Pre-Packs in Administration

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Pre-pack sales have been criticised by creditors, due to concerns that in the majority of cases, the sales had been agreed prior to the first notification to creditors, and that the sales were often made to connected parties. More …

Insolvency Amendment Rules – fee estimates

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On 1 October 2015, the Insolvency (Amendment) Rules (SI 2015/443) came into force, which are intended to regulate fees charged by insolvency practitioners on a time cost basis. More …

Fraudsters dealt blow after seeking to hide behind illegality defence

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On 22 April 2015, the Supreme Court handed down judgment on the appeal from the Court of Appeal in Jetivia SA & Another v Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) & Others. More …

The landlord in distress (no more): reform to recovery of rent arrears after 6 April 2014

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We look here at what the introduction of CRAR means to landlords taking enforcement action against defaulting tenants under commercial leases from an insolvency perspective and the practical considerations for landlords, tenants and also insolvency practitioners appointed to act in relation to defaulting tenants. More …

Graham Review into Pre-pack Administrations

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On 16th June the government published the report by Tessa Graham CBE on her recent review of pre-pack administrations which was commissioned by Vince Cable. More …

Court of Appeal decision on the Game Station case

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In case you haven't seen it, the Court of Appeal today published its decision in relation to the Game Station case. More …