Winding Up Process

Does a company owe you money?

Has the company accepted payment is due, but still not paid?

If “Yes” is the answer to both questions, you could present a court-issued petition to have the company wound up...

Between 2017 and 2021, Insolvency & Law worked on behalf of creditors to help secure £39m in settlements from third parties.

Call 020 7504 1300 today for a free consultation.

Speak with an independent professional who will advise you on matters such as:

Debt recovery

Formal and statutory demands

Winding-up Petitions

Compulsory liquidation

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What you need to know about the winding up order process

The Insolvency Act 1986 (section 127) forbids company directors from taking certain actions following the presentation of a Winding-up Petition. For example, directors must seek permission from the court before attempting to:

Make payments from the company’s bank account(s)
Utilise any of the company’s assets
Failure to respond to a Winding-up Petition, or obtain a validation order may result in:

The debtor company’s bank account(s) being frozen
Advertising of the petition in the London Gazette newspaper

Immediately before, during, and after the presentation of a winding-up petition are very stressful periods. Creditors / petitioners (you) should use these times to negotiate.

It’s likely that your debtor will be open to a deal to avoid their company falling into compulsory liquidation.

NEVER use a petition as a debt recovery instrument. However, you may present them upon insolvent companies that cannot pay their debts when due.


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