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Update: Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill 2020

Julie Hunter
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The measures put in place by the government earlier this year to protect businesses against the threat of insolvency and those protecting directors against wrongful trading claims by a liquidator have been extended to 31 December 2020, to give companies...

10 changes for landlords to consider when seeking possession of residential property

Gillian Cooke
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Since the start of lockdown, the government has made various changes to existing legislation and enacted new legislation to deal with the effects of the coronavirus on tenants, with a view to keeping a roof over the heads of those in rented property. If...

New rules and procedures for landlords regarding eviction

Andrew Whitehead
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The suspension to possession proceedings in England & Wales is due to be lifted on 20 September 2020. For landlords that are waiting for proceedings to resume, or landlords that wish to begin the eviction process, there are now new rules and procedures...

High Court clarity regarding business interruption insurance

Julie Hunter
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On 15 May 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it would bring a test case against eight insurance companies aimed at resolving contractual uncertainty around the validity of claims made by business owners with business interruption...

What is an administration order?

Julie Hunter
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An administration order could be a way to deal with debt if you have a county court or High Court judgment against you and you cannot pay in full. But who qualifies for an administration order and which debts are included? An administration order is an...

Suspension on possession proceedings extended

Beth Middleton
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On 5 June 2020, the Housing Secretary announced plans to extend the current stay on possession proceedings until 23 August 2020. This means that renters across England and Wales will now be afforded greater protection from eviction with the moratorium...

Ten tips for buying property at auction

Kate Bullen
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Are you thinking about buying a property at auction? On the fall of the auctioneers hammer a buyer will then be under a legal obligation to buy the property 'warts and all'. A completion date is fixed at the auction and a buyer has to comply with...

Directors duties update - three month extension to file accounts and wrongful trading

Julie Hunter
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The government continues to issues briefings on their measures to ease the regulatory burden on companies during the current crisis. Further measures to assist directors and SMEs are expected over the coming weeks, and we will continue to update our advice...

Top ten tips for directors of distressed companies

Julie Hunter
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Many businesses are facing challenging times. The economic impact of the current climate may last up to 12 months. Sadly, some businesses already in distress will not survive and insolvency is inevitable. For others, the possibility of insolvency is ever...

Company restructuring - preparation for sale

Louise Hebborn
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There can be a number of reasons a business may choose to restructure. Including the plan to sell the business , merge, grow, develop into new markets, or prepare for a management buy-out. This could mean that part of the business needs to be transferred...

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