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  • Insolvency Law

Insolvency Law

Corporate and Personal


This comprehensive book explains legislation and discusses cases on all aspects of corporate and personal.

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Insolvency Law: Corporate and Personal is written in a detailed yet straightforward way, making it accessible to both practitioners and students. This comprehensive book explains legislation and discusses cases on all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, covering each of the procedures available. The text is presented logically under headings, with pointers to more specialised information and additional cases.

This fourth edition:
  • Incorporates significant substantive and procedural changes brought into force by the new Insolvency Rules 2016 and with some focus on the decision-making process
  • Contains a consideration of recent developments in cross-border insolvency including the recast EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings
  • Considers recent case-law on the meaning of insolvency
  • Explains the new procedure for debtors who wish to apply for their own bankruptcy
  • Considers changes in the law as to how execution creditors and landlords may enforce their debts
  • Involves some examination of the latest decisions on wrongful trading
  • Considers the new regulatory framework applicable to insolvency practitioners, including how they are remunerated
  • Explains the new rules on how insolvency litigation may be funded
  • Considers newly introduced grounds for directors’ disqualification 
  • Examines the latest appellate decisions on the avoidance of pre-liquidation dispositions

Insolvency Law: Corporate and Personal is a popular first port of call for non-specialists and those new to the area of insolvency, whether in practice or whilst studying.


  • The Meaning of Insolvency
  • Purpose, Principles and Theory
  • The Administration of Insolvency Regimes
  • Options for Insolvents and the Layout of the Book

Non-Terminal Insolvency

  • Receivership
  • Administration
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangements
  • Other Types of Arrangements

Provisional Liquidation

  • Provisional Liquidation

Winding Up

  • Introduction to Winding Up
  • Creditors' to Voluntary Winding Up
  • Compulsory Winding Up
  • The Aftermath of the Advent of Winding Up
  • The Players in a Liquidation
  • The Liquidator
  • Dissolution


  • Introduction to Bankruptcy
  • Debtor's Petition
  • Creditor's Petition
  • Effects of Bankruptcy
  • The Trustee in Bankruptcy
  • Discharge

International Insolvency

  • Cross-Border Insolvency
  • European Insolvency

Administration of Insolvent Estates

  • Investigations and Examinations
  • Funding
  • Disclaimer
  • Distribution of Property in Insolvent Estates


  • Secured Creditors
  • Retention of Title
  • Execution Creditors and Landlords
  • Preferential Creditors
  • Set-Off
  • Proving Debts

Swelling the Asset Pool

  • General Principles and Concepts
  • Transactions at an Undervalue
  • Preferences
  • Transactions Defrauding Creditors
  • Invalidation of Floating Charges
  • Extortionate Credit Transactions
  • Wrongful Trading
  • Fraudulent Trading
  • Breach of Directors' Duties


  • Misfeasance
  • Disqualification of Directors
  • Offences
 Read the full contents listing here
Reviews of the previous edition

"provides a useful and well-structured overview as well as a deeper insight into insolvency law ...  a popular first port of call for non-specialists and those new to the area of insolvency"

German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

"clear, concise, readable and uncluttered. The balance between breadth and depth of coverage has been well struck ... a popular foundation work"
The Cambridge Law Journal

"a clear, readable and comprehensive account of the principles of insolvency law ... discusses the subject in appropriate depth and breadth to make it suitable for both practitioners and students"
 German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

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