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20 INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERS

Professional Negligence and Liability

Chapter 20

INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERS

Authored by JEREMY GOLDRING QC, HANNAH THORNLEY AND ROSE LAGRAM-TAYLOR

I. INTRODUCTION

20.1 Under the Insolvency Act 1986 and the Insolvency Rules 2016,1 there are a number of regimes for insolvent or near-insolvent companies2: company voluntary arrangement, administration, administrative receivership and liquidation (compulsory and voluntary). Just as companies are creatures of statute, so, too, the law and procedure governing the insolvency and dissolution of companies is prescribed by statute. Under each regime, an individual (“the office-holder”3), or more than one, is appointed, whether by the court or otherwise, to perform functions specified by the Act.

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