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Pensions and Corporate Insolvency: A Practitioner's Guide, by Rosalind Connor, Nick Moser and Gary Squires has been published by Jordans. I thought I would say a few words about the book here. Maximo Park once questioned how objective a reviewer can be in one of their excellent songs. I hope the hosting of this blog does not make the reader conclude that a review would be anything other than objective.
The Taylor Wessing LLP and Zolfo Cooper LLP practitioner team have done a good job with this text. The book is divided into ten chapters. There is also a comprehensive appendix and navigable index. In terms of substantive content the book attemtps to deal with both pensions AND insolvency, that is to say the two subjects are treated thoroughly and then brought together to see how they interact. This is the authors' stated intention and I beleive they have acheived this aim. It is interesting to see a brief history of insolvency in the introductory chapter. Chapter One contains a fine exposition of, inter alia, the wrongful trading provisions. This treatment will be of note to the general reader, not just to those interested in insolvency and pensions.
Chapter Two starts the discussion of pensions. To me this was all new - and in that sense this is a primary aim of the book, i.e. to introduce the reader to a novel area of law. The chapter is clear, understandable and well written. In terms of other notable highlights, Chapter Nine contains a discussion of restructuring without an insolvency process and Chapter Eleven mulls on international issues.
This book is an essential addition to any insolvency library. One question remains outstanding however - what is the Monday Night Club?
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