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Chris Laughton addresses a European audience

Chris Laughton, Restructuring & Insolvency Partner discusses Insolvency Practitioners’ fees in England and Wales in Eurofenix, INSOL Europe’s quarterly journal. The fees regime for Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) in England and Wales changed with effect from 1 October 2015 as a result of the Insolvency (Amendment) Rules 2015. The...

 

Date: 28th January, 2016
Author: Mercer & Hole Media


Mercer & Hole safeguard 53 jobs as Safesec Ltd goes into Administration

Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants’ Restructuring & Insolvency team saved a significant number of people from facing a bleak Christmas, when they protected their employment immediately before Christmas by rescuing a business. Ailing railway security firm, Safesec Ltd, instructed Mercer & Hole’s Restructuring &...

 

Date: 22nd January, 2016
Author: Mercer & Hole Media


Henry Page features in Recovery magazine - Are investment banks special?

Our Restructuring & Insolvency Director, Henry Page has written the attached article ‘Are investment banks special?’ which appears in the Winter edition of Recovery magazine. Whereas special administrations were introduced under the Investment Bank Special Administrations Regulations 2011, their relevance extends beyond investment...

 

Date: 18th January, 2016
Author: Mercer & Hole Media


Solvent liquidations new tax rules

The Government has issued draft legislation for inclusion in the Finance Bill 2016 covering distributions to shareholders in a winding up - Members’ Voluntary Liquidation (MVL). The proposed new rules Where the following three conditions are met, distributions to individuals from the liquidation of a company in respect of share capital may...

 

Date: 12th January, 2016
Author: Steve Smith


Technology Company Rescue

Rescue is the appropriate solution for viable businesses in financial distress. For Mercer & Hole’s restructuring team this is more than a belief – it’s what we do. With many owner managed businesses struggling to obtain additional bank finance to boost their liquidity, what options are there for companies that are exhausting...

 

Date: 19th November, 2015
Author: Chris Laughton


Administration to dissolution: what does para 84 mean?

Administrators frequently use paragraph 84, Schedule B1, Insolvency Act 1986 to bring to an end an administration when they have no assets left, but can this be a risky course of action? Section 1032, Companies Act 2006, appears to strive to ensure that restoration of a dissolved company causes the dissolution to have had no effect: s1032(1)...

 

Date: 16th November, 2015
Author: Chris Laughton


Around the insolvency world

Thoughts after a conference call amongst hww international cooperation partners* Formal insolvency is out of fashion in Western Europe as a result of low interest rates, banks’ reluctance to precipitate formal procedures and few assets remaining in the insolvencies that do happen. Regionally there are certain industries producing more...

 

Date: 4th November, 2015
Author: Chris Laughton


Chris Laughton receives Top Insolvency Practitioner Award

Congratulations to Chris Laughton, Restructuring & Insolvency Partner at Mercer & Hole who has been awarded Top Insolvency Practitioner by Manolete Partners PLC. The awards ceremony took place to celebrate Manolete’s 100th insolvency litigation case. The award was given to Chris Laughton to celebrate one of the most successful cases...

 

Date: 1st October, 2015
Author: Mercer & Hole Media


ICAEW publishes LLP article by Mercer & Hole Partner

Mercer & Hole Restructuring & Insolvency Partner, Steve Smith has had his article ‘From Partnership to LLP to Limited Company: advice along the road’ published on the ICAEW Business Advice Service website. The article discusses the pros and cons to each entity and also, of course, many issues to be aware of when...

 

Date: 26th August, 2015
Author: Mercer & Hole Media


LLP to Limited Company – advice on conversion

The conversion of a partnership into an LLP is a relatively easy concept to envisage and is one that was adopted by many partnerships after the introduction of the Limited Liability Partnership Act 2000.  In principle, the assets owned by the partners, which are reflected in the partners’ capital accounts, were transferred to the...

 

Date: 29th June, 2015
Author: Steve Smith


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