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New Draft UK Legislation- Ability to Disqualify Directors of Dissolved Companies

On 12 May 2021, the UK Government introduced the snappily titled “Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill”. As the title of the bill suggests, it seeks to amend the applicability of the directors’ disqualification regime to directors of dissolved companies. A summary of the current regime is summarised in this note on directors’ … Continue Reading

Updated: UK Business Viability Guide – understanding director risks and challenges

With the UK taking positive steps towards re-opening the economy, businesses will start to see the true impact that lockdown restrictions (and the lifting of those restrictions) have on supply and demand. The UK government has continued to support UK businesses including,  most recently, extending the prohibition on winding up petitions and the forfeiture moratorium, … Continue Reading

UK Government Consultation- Restoring Trust in Audit and Corporate Governance- A Directors’ Duties and Insolvency Perspective

The Government has issued a consultation paper  regarding statutory audits and financial reporting. The consultation makes proposals in relation to four areas, namely directors, auditors and audit firms, shareholders and the audit regulator. We have previously summarised the proposals impacting the purpose and scope of an audit. This post will focus upon the matters affecting … Continue Reading

Directors’ Duties and Covid-19 – a view from the UK

Given the current pressure all businesses face dealing with the effect of Covid-19, it is important that directors understand what their duties are in respect of insolvent companies or companies that are at risk of heading towards insolvency. In this blog we briefly remind directors what their duties are, the potential claims that could be … Continue Reading

Proposed changes to pension law that will challenge restructuring

The Pension Schemes Bill 2019 is causing a marked degree of consternation in the restructuring community. The proposed legislation introduces new offences that can be prosecuted in the criminal courts and further moral hazard powers that are likely to significantly reduce the directors’ and insolvency practitioners’ ability to provide commercial and creative solutions to creditors … Continue Reading
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