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  • Insolvency Legislation

Insolvency Legislation

Annotations and Commentary


Provides practical guidance on the key primary and secondary insolvency legislation.

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Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary provides fully curated practical guidance on key primary and secondary insolvency legislation. In addition to the complete texts of the key statutory provisions, each is annotated with detailed analysis and commentary. This is all contained within one easy to use and transportable volume.

The new edition covers in full the significant changes brought about by the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, with clear, practical annotations and commentary, to help practitioners navigate the new law. It features a helpful destination table that maps the new rules against the Insolvency Rules 1986.

Updated areas include:

  • The significant changes in the procedure leading to the commencement of a creditors’ voluntary liquidation and the nomination of a liquidator.
  • Expansion of commentary on inability to pay debts under section 123.
  • Consideration of sections 246ZE and 246ZF.
  • Comprehensive coverage of the recast version of the  European Insolvency Regulation - Regulation 205/848 - which comes into force on 26th June 2017.

The annotations and commentary to the Insolvency Act 1986 have been thoroughly updated to include recent case-law developments:

  • The judgments by the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal in Akers v Samba Financial Group [2017] UKSC 6 and Electrical Distributors Ltd v Beavis [2016] EWCA Civ 765, [2016] BPIR 1386 respectively in addressing section 127 of the Act.
  • Brooks v Armstrong [2016] EWHC 2893 (Ch)) dealing with wrongful trading.
  • Key new voluntary arrangement cases: Fehily v Atkinson [2017] BPIR 21 on mental capacity; Golstein v Bishop [2017] BPIR 51 and Re Gertner [2017] BPIR on material irregularity; and Green v Wright [2017] BPIR 430 on the non-release of IVA trusts on successful completion.

Insolvency Legislation: Annotations and Commentary provides a unique combination of the experience and knowledge of an established practitioner team from leading chambers, with a prominent academic. This is an essential reference work for insolvency lawyers, corporate restructuring specialists, licensed insolvency practitioners, academics and accountants.
  • Destination Table – Insolvency Rules 1986 to Insolvency Rules 2016
  • Introduction to the Insolvency Legislation
  • Insolvency Act 1986
  • Insolvency Rules 2016
  • Insolvency Act 2000
  • EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings 2000
  • EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings 2015
  • Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 UNCITRAL Model Law
  • Enterprise Act 2002
  • Appendices
"an indispensable legal text"
Phillip Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
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Reviews of previous editions"especially useful to practitioners and judges ... Providing all the relevant Insolvency Legislation as well as its analysis in a single volume, this comprehensive guide can be highly recommended to all practitioners."German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce
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"A wise investment for the Insolvency Practitioner ... If you are a practitioner grappling with insolvency issues on behalf of clients, this is the reference you need ... useful and detailed coverage of issues pertaining to the European Insolvency Regulations and the Cross Border Insolvency Regulations ... A new and welcome development in connection with this book is that the text will be available online as part of Jordans' Insolvency Law Online service ... Everything considered, adding this book -- especially with its linked online facilities -- to your professional library couldn't be anything but a wise investment."
Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
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"highly recommended"Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation

"extremely valuable"Solicitors Journal

"valuable, practical commentary"PLC
With annotations and commentary on EC materials by Gerard McCormack, Professor of International Business Law, University of Leeds.

With contributions to annotations and commentary from Holly Doyle, Simon Passfield
and Stefan Ramel, all Barristers at Guildhall Chambers, Bristol.
Joseph Curl, Barrister, 9 Stone Buildings

Destination Table for  Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 prepared by Susan Morgan, Director, Enigma Resource Group.

Consultant Editor 
Registrar Nicholas Briggs

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