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28 February 2018 Ever present drama in the retail world as Maplin and Toys R Us fall into administration

As the country battles with snowy conditions, it looks as though the retail market faces an ever growing battle in the face of Brexit and changing consumer habits.

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15 January 2018 Carillion plc in liquidation

On Monday 15 January 2018 the High Court appointed the Official Receiver as liquidator of Carillion plc and various other group companies on the petition of the company’s directors.

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7 December 2016 The power to review, rescind or vary orders made in bankruptcy matters

In the case of Sands v Layne [2016] the Court of Appeal was asked to consider a court’s discretionary power under section 375(1) of the Insolvency Act 1986.

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2 December 2016 A bankrupt’s signed application can amount to accepting terms & conditions

A bankrupt who failed to annul a Bankruptcy Order on the basis that the necessary formalities for credit card agreements had not been complied with has been refused permission to appeal that decision.

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11 October 2016 Horton v Henry - protected pension rights in bankruptcy

The Court of Appeal has declined to follow the controversial decision in Raithatha v Williamson which allowed a Trustee in Bankruptcy to compel a bankrupt to elect to draw pension entitlements.

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11 August 2016 Cayman Court of Appeal - clarity on rankings for unpaid redemption creditors

In the case of Primeo Fund (in official liquidation) v Herald Fund SPC (in official liquidation), the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal considered an appeal by Herald from the Grand Court’s first instance decision.

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19 July 2016 Greater consumer protection needed following retailer insolvency

A recent Law Commission report entitled ‘Consumer Prepayments on Retail Insolvency’ has considered the need for greater protection for consumers.

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5 May 2016 Notification Injunctions – I have to tell you first

In Mark Alan Holyoake & other v Nicholas Anthony Candy & 5 Ors [2016] EWHC, the court granted a notification injunction requiring the defendants to notify the claimants before disposing or dealing with their assets.

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6 August 2015 Robin Hood's merry men ordered to pay compensation for wrongful trading

A case was brought by the liquidators of Robin Hood Centre PLC against the former directors for wrongful trading, alleging that the directors knew that there was no reasonable prospect of the company avoiding insolvent liquidation following certain events, such as the year end accounts which showed a loss and a letter from HMRC in 3 May 2007 confirming a VAT liability.

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