Category: Winding-up Petitions

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UK Bridging Loans: Fast Cash for Significant Risk?

Unregulated bridging loans are a short-term financing solution often used by UK property owners. Whether for swift property purchases, renovation projects, or addressing unexpected business costs, bridging finance can provide quick access to capital. However this is at significant cost and risk which some borrowers don’t understand. You must carefully consider the risks associated bridge loans. Seeking professional advice is crucial.

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Quick Guide: s.994 Companies Act Unfair Prejudice Petitions

English law Unfair Prejudice Petitions offer a remedy for minority shareholders facing oppression by the majority within a company. Where the prospect of winding-up proves undesirable, section 994(1) of the Companies Act 2006 provides an alternative avenue for seeking redress. At LEXLAW, our expert company law team specialises in navigating the complexities of shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice claims.

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Post-COVID: Restrictions on Winding-up Petitions Lifted

The pandemic saw numerous restrictions being imposed on winding-up petitions. These restrictions were lifted on the 1st of April 2022. If you are a creditor who has been unable to recover outstanding debts throughout the pandemic, our team of specialist debt recovery solicitors and barristers can assist you in making the most out of these recent changes.

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Case Study: Supreme Court rules on Reflective Loss in Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd

This decision confirms the rule against reflective loss as an important tool to protect the payment waterfall for unsecured creditors in the event of a company’s insolvency.

UK Supreme Court finds Daiwa Capital Markets in breach of its Duty and upholds $153 million Negligence Claim

The UK Supreme Court, in the much anticipated judgment in Singularis Holdings Ltd (the “Respondent”) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (the “Appellant”) [2019] UKSC 50, have unanimously…

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Media Appearance: LEXLAW’s M Ali Akram on Comet Administration (Sky News)

LEXLAW’s M Ali Akram, who practises insolvency law at the firm, was interviewed by Joel Hills live on Sky News Business and also featured in a report by Sky News’…

Comet Administration highlights ‘Inequity of Legal Arms’

LEXLAW Senior Partner, M Ali Akram, was interviewed by Joel Hills live on Sky News Business providing insolvency law commentary around the collapse of Comet Group Limited. Joint…

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Consequences of the abuse of process of early advertisement of Winding-up Petitions

Insolvency Rules 4.11 provides that once a Winding-up Petition has been presented, it must be advertised in the London Gazette.  Advertisement must take place within a certain window:…