Help Me To Start Again (Phoenix)

The quick answer In some cases the right decision for a limited company will be to close and the directors to start up a new business even in the same trade or profession. This is known as a Phoenix There are two circumstances where a Phoenix may be the right option for the business: A […]

Our Club Is Insolvent What Should We Do?

The quick answer The first issue for a club or society to find out is who is liable for the debts? If the club/society is unincorporated (not a limited company) then the members are usually personally liable for all of the debts. If the club is run within a limited company then at least the […]

My School Is Insolvent – What Should I Do?

The quick answer If your school is losing money or has other problems affecting it then you need to consider your possible options. These are likely to include: Close and liquidate the school – this stops losses and lets the Government fund be called upon to pay employees. Find a new owner and transfer the […]

My Charity Is Insolvent – What Should I Do?

The quick answer Quite often the Trustees of  a charity are not full time employees and unless they have proper day to day control of the finances then matters can quickly get out of control. The legal definition of insolvency is: a. The balance sheet test – of there being more liabilities than assets or, […]

Directors – How To Avoid Disqualification

The quick answer As a company director, if you know the financial position is getting worse it is your responsibility to do something about it.  The longer it goes on the more chance you have of being disqualified as a director. Disqualification only applies if you were a director or shadow director. In more detail […]

General Queries

Understanding what insolvency means for your business can be daunting. Our FAQs section provides a range of answers to help you come to a decision. If you can not find an answer please email us.