Insolvency Litigation

12 November 2020

Insolvency Practitioners: the regulator’s reach is wide when it comes to integrity

It goes without saying that Insolvency Practitioners must behave honestly and with integrity in all their professional dealings.  IPs must handle money and assets in a way which justifies the trust placed in them, but some professionals don’t realise that the way they behave on a Saturday night may be just as relevant to their ability to continue in their chosen profession as the way they behave on a Monday morning.   

Julie Matheson

10 November 2020

Fraud and opportunism during COVID-19

The current global pandemic has provided and will continue to provide plentiful opportunities for fraud and opportunism.

William Christopher

10 November 2020

Insolvency and furlough fraud – directors beware!

There has been much mention in the press in recent times about the amount of allegedly incorrect or fraudulent claims made by employers under the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) (furlough scheme).

Nick Ralph

24 September 2020

Think twice: might the estate be insolvent?

This blog focuses on two practical considerations that should be borne in mind when dealing with an estate where there are any suspicions that the value of the assets when realised may be insufficient to meet all debts and liabilities in full.

Emily Greig

6 August 2020

Disclosure of documents subject to implied undertakings

The recent case of The Official Receiver v Andrew Nathaniel Skeene and Junie Conrad Omari Bowers [2020] EWHC 1252 (Ch) (“Skeene”) is a good example of the crossover between insolvency related proceedings and criminal proceedings. In this case, the High Court considered the Official Receiver’s (“OR”) ability to disclose to the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) documents which had been obtained by the OR during the course of disqualification proceedings. 

Daniel Staunton

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