First, there was the HMV case, then Skeggs Beef and SJ Henderson. Following which we had further judicial decision in All Star Leisure and now Keyworker Homes, all of which considered the validity of appointment of administrators using the e-filing system.
Keyworker Homes deals with these questions:
- Can a notice of intention to appoint administrators be e-filed out of court hours?
- How is the ten day time period in paragraph 28 (2) of Schedule B1 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (the “Act”) calculated following filing a notice of intention appointment?
- Can directors e-file a notice of appointment out of court hours?
We look at the answers to those, and consider some of the issues that the answers create.