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20

What happens in Insolvency Litigation?

The current global economy's instability means that individuals and organisations have to be aware of insolvency procedures in relation to either their own business or the people that they deal with (including customers, clients and suppliers). Insolvency occurs when a business is no longer able to pay its creditors any debts when they are due. In this situation, the creditors will try to recover what is owed to them by starting court action. This can result in the company being wound up (ending all business affairs) and having its assets liquidated (sold off) to cover its debts. An insolvency practitioner is generally appointed to oversee the whole process. The purpose of insolvency proceedings is to produce the best possible outcome for the creditors that have amounts owing to them. However, there are also some measures that can be taken to protect the directors and shareholders of an insolvent company.

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Grounds for Judicial Review

Judicial Review is where the courts determine whether or not a public authority's decision is lawful. It is a way to challenge how a public organisation carries out their public function and is used to ensure that the public body does not exceed the powers given to it by the law.

Any organisation that exercises a public function can have its decision scrutinised (on application) by Judicial Review by the High Court. Judicial Review is used to assess the actual decision that has been made – focussing solely on the decision-making process. It is only to be enforced as a last resort where all other avenues to resolve any grievances or concerns have been tried. If there is no other option and the organisation is shown to have acted illegally, unreasonably or unfairly, then the court can opt to set aside the decision or make the organisation do something to make up for the error.

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Responding to a claim when your business is at fault

When a business receives a claim form from a plaintiff that has raised an action against them, they can either:

  • Defend the claim, in whole or in part, within 14 days of receipt;
  • Admit the claim alleged against them, in whole or in part, by filing an admission; or,
  • Bring a counterclaim against the claimant.

If your business is at fault, then the usual course of action is going to be a full or partial admission. Failure to adhere to the Civil Procedure Rules in relation to how to respond to a claim can result in a possible defence failing from the outset. Even if your business is at fault, this may not cover the whole claim and so you must respond to the service of a claim form. If your business is issued with a claim form, it is crucial that you take urgent legal advice so that all deadlines are correctly met.

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Litigation in Employment: A Guide

Where a dispute arises in an employment relationship, the matter will be dealt with by the UK's employment tribunals. This includes issues relating to:

Employment disputes can affect a business more broadly and can potentially damage the reputation of the business and affect its finances. It is therefore crucial that any matters are resolved as quickly as possible.

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JUL
09

New instructions for Lewis Nedas Serious Fraud defence lawyers

  1. fraudJeffrey Lewis has been instructed to advise and defend an individual facing investigation into a business fraud which has attracted National headlines in the business media;

  2. Paul Mason represents an individual facing an allegation of large scale legal aid fraud, again a case that has attracted National publicity;

  3. Siobhain Egan represents a UK financial services company whose bank accounts have been frozen by the authorities and a large sum of monies restrained.

 

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