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Insolvency & Business Recovery

Using winding-up petitions to recover debts

James Robbins, senior associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s insolvency and business recovery team, looks at instances where it might be useful to consider a winding-up petition to recover a debt.…

What should you do if you’re affected…

Construction firm, Carillion PLC, announced this week that it and its five sister companies had been placed into compulsory liquidation. Harrison Drury’s construction and insolvency teams look at what this…

How will Brexit affect insolvencies?

While Britain’s impending departure from the EU is unlikely to have an immediate impact on corporate insolvencies in the UK, Harrison Drury insolvency lawyer James Robbins believes changes are likely…

Insolvency law changes you need to know…

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, the Deregulation Act 2015 and various pieces of secondary legislation are to reform insolvency law and practice. Here, insolvency law expert James…

Six legal issues to address when negotiating…

Large businesses that are used to negotiating contracts on a day-to-day basis will no doubt be familiar with the legal pitfalls involved. They may have dedicated procurement departments handling negotiations…

Four ways to recover debt from an…

Just because a company has or is about to enter an insolvency process does not necessarily mean that all is lost. I have been involved in a number of recent…

Preston solicitor passes top insolvency exam

A Preston-based solicitor has been recognised for his expertise in insolvency matters after passing a key exam. James Robbins, who is a solicitor at Harrison Drury, has gained insolvency practitioner…

Do I have a claim for professional…

Rarely has the issue of professional negligence enjoyed the level of media exposure as it has in recent years. The recent recession led to a lot of businesses losing money…

Government retains insolvency litigation LASPO exemption

A new plan to extend the temporary exemption of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) in insolvency litigation cases has been announced. The LASPO Act…

Dealing with disputes in a fragmenting boardroom

People who own and run limited companies will always have their differences – that’s just a fact of life. It is sometimes healthy for individuals within these businesses to have…

Caterham F1 case “a first” for enforcement…

Harrison Drury has successfully acted for Andrew Wilson & Co High Court Enforcement after an application to the High Court allowed it to retain two racing cars that had been…

How will ‘clean-up’ proposals affect pre-pack administrations?

A recent review of pre-pack administrations, carried out by Teresa Graham CBE and commissioned by business secretary Vince Cable, has set out proposals to improve the transparency of this often…

Is it possible to challenge a director…

It’s not uncommon to hear about former company directors being disqualified from holding directorships once their company has been put into a formal insolvency process. How is a director disqualified?…

Landmark ruling for administrators and landlords

The Court of Appeal has handed down the long awaited judgment in Re Games Station, in an important ruling for administrators and landlords. Prior to this judgment, due to the…

How can I pursue a debt owed…

It’s not unusual if you are owed money by a company for it to enter some form of insolvency process, but this doesn’t mean that all is lost. Subject to…

James Robbins gains insolvency qualification

A solicitor from Harrison Drury has been recognised for his expertise in insolvency matters after passing a key exam. James Robbins has gained the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI),…

Keeping your business staffed over summer

With summer in full swing and the school holidays right around the corner, many employees will be planning to use some of their annual leave. As employers, this can result…

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