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Easter Opening Hours...

Our offices are closed for the Easter break from 5pm on Thursday 18th April  and re-0pen on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. Wishing you a very happy Easter.

Europe’s Largest Aircraft Maintenance Centre Rescued from Liquidation...

 Alison Beard and Martin Lord acted for Diamond Hangar Limited (“Diamond”) in obtaining the rescission of a winding up Order at a hearing before His Honour Judge Worster on 17 January 2019. Diamond operates a 250,000 square foot hangar at Stanstead leased from Stanstead Airport Limited, a subsidiary of Manchester Airport Group PLC (“MAG”). The […]

Vexatious Liquidators Who Didn’t Understand Journals Penalised In Costs...

Alison Beard and Stuart Turner acted for Graisley Investments Limited (“Graisley”) and its directors in defending proceedings brought by the Liquidators of Guardian Care Homes (West) Limited (In Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation) (“the Company”), Kevin Hellard and Amanda Wade of Grant Thornton. The Company was placed into voluntary liquidation on 27 April 2010 but Mr Hellard […]

Local Authorities and Liability Orders...

Many people are unaware that local authorities enforce liabilities for council tax and non-domestic business rates via an application to the local Magistrates’ Court for a Liability Order. These Orders are granted by Magistrates exercising their civil jurisdiction and are then enforceable in the same was as a County Court Judgment in the civil Courts […]

A History of Insolvency – part two...

Ancient Greece According to the Constitution of the Athenians by Aristotle which describes the constitution of ancient Athens over a number of centuries, debtors who were unable to pay were required to surrender their land to their creditors and to become slaves to cultivate the surrendered land for their creditors’ benefit, although only a sixth […]

A History of Insolvency – part one...

Ancient Societies and Early Roman Law Whilst no definition of the word “society” depends solely on the existence of trade between individuals, it is difficult to perceive of any society capable of flourishing without the development of commerce of one sort or another. Trade, if it is to be efficient and successful, leads to credit, […]