“Blake Morgan are one of the best firms in the region and a go-to for insolvency work”
Our dedicated insolvency team provide commercial 'solutions driven' advice on every aspect of corporate and personal insolvency work, including:
For insolvency practitioners
For banks and stakeholders
Our Business Support & Insolvency solicitors have an impressive and varied client base that includes main clearing banks, Big 4 and niche accountancy firms, turnaround professionals, local authorities and city councils, large corporations, SMEs and individuals.
Our expertise is built on years of experience and in that time we have dealt with a huge variety of cases. Examples include:
Blake Morgan has a national reputation for providing expert legal advice in relation to fraud, proceeds of crime and criminal confiscation matters.
The Blake Morgan bankruptcy practice provides local authorities and city councils with an advice line and 'fully funded' bespoke service to collect council tax and national non-domestic rates.
“Blake Morgan's team is best in the region.”
“Blake Morgan are a market leader for a wide range of restructuring and insolvency matters and all forms of bankruptcy work. Conspicuous strength in bank-led corporate restructuring”
“A solid, responsive and reasonably priced team; particularly good for dealing with insolvency litigation.”
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.
On 2 November 2015, the new process for pre-pack sales of businesses by companies about to go into administration will come into force.
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.
Businesses must now do more to provide information to individual debtors and attempt to settle before taking them to court.
A new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt claims ("PAP") is coming into force. We expect to see councils taking steps in the forthcoming months to significantly overhaul their current debt recovery processes to ensure compliance with the PAP.
On 11 April 2017, Judgment was handed down in the matter of JCAM Commercial Real Estate Property XV Ltd v Davis Haulage Ltd  EWCA Civ 267.
In the matter of ROBERT WILLIAM LESLIE HORTON (As Trustee in Bankruptcy of Michael Gerard Henry) v MICHAEL GERARD HENRY  EWCA Civ 989
With a strong offering to local authorities within our top ranked Business support and insolvency team, as a team we come across many matters when in the process of recovering Council Tax...
Recently in a case it was highlighted the uncertainty regarding the process to appeal an individual's liability for outstanding council tax.
Members of our Restructuring and Insolvency, Charities and Education, Built Environment and Property Litigation recently acted on a sale to rescue a well-established independent school from the brink of closure.