Million pound fines for breach of insolvency standards

The million pound fining of an insolvency firm and its administrators by the English accounting body ICAEW illustrates the differences between the UK’s insolvency co-regulatory regime, and a similar scheme soon to be adopted in New Zealand, and that of direct regulation in Australia. Comet The fine was issued by consent in relation to the […]

A pointless distinction in corporate insolvency

In the 19th century, where much corporate insolvency law thinking still remains, a distinction was made between court ordered liquidations on the one hand, and creditors’ voluntary liquidations (CVLs), both solvent and insolvent, on the other. An accident of insolvency history, as an early edition of Ford says, though perpetuated for over 100 years. The […]