Administration &Liquidation

When a company is struggling financially and unable to pay its debts, expert legal advice is vital to help directors and shareholders understand their rights and find the best solution to their difficulties.

Every insolvency is unique, and you need representation from a law firm that has a deep understanding of commercial realities, whether you are the director of a struggling business or a creditor who needs to recover assets from an insolvent company.

A company in financial trouble sometimes tries to put assets out of the reach of creditors, or makes preferential payments to some creditors at the expense of others. These types of transactions, known as antecedent transactions, can be “set aside”. This means they are effectively reversed so that a liquidator can recover those assets for the benefit of all creditors.

How We Can Help

At Else Solicitors, we represent both creditors and insolvency practitioners and specialise in setting aside antecedent transactions and recovering the assets involved. We can help creditors to thoroughly investigate the debtor company’s finances and uncover any dubious activity.

Else Solicitors offers a free Proof of Debt (POD) service for unsecured creditors. If a creditor is owed money by a company, we can complete the necessary paperwork for an unsecured creditor and ensure it is lodged with the insolvency practitioner. We can also liaise with the insolvency practitioner early on to discover the likelihood of a creditor receiving some or all of the sums due.

Else Solicitors has experience of advising administrators, receivers, liquidators and insolvency practitioners to help minimise job losses and disruption to struggling businesses and oversee the dispersal of assets fairly and within the terms of the law.

Our personal, expert service includes advice and help with all formal and informal insolvency procedures including:

  • Administrations.
  • Receiverships.
  • Liquidations.
  • Creditors’ rights on insolvency.
  • Restructuring and refinancing.
  • Company voluntary arrangements (CVAs).
  • Claims against directors and directors’ disqualification.

For more detailed legal advice on how we can help, please contact the insolvency and business recovery team team on 01283 526200, alternatively you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.

Winding Up Petition

A winding up petition is a formal document issued by the Court against a Limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership.


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Director Disqualification

A company director can be disqualified, or banned, for up to 15 years if they do not meet their legal obligations.


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Administration & Liquidation

When a company is struggling financially and unable to pay its debts, expert legal advice is vital.


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Wrongful Trading & Directors Liabilities

If a company becomes insolvent and goes into liquidation, a director may be deemed personally liable for ‘wrongful trading’.


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Company Restoration

Once a company is dissolved, or struck off, it no longer legally exists and the assets are passed to The Crown.


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Retention Of Title Claims

If you have supplied goods and not been paid in full, you can apply to take those goods back if you have a properly drafted Retention Of Title (ROT) clause in your trading terms.


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Insolvency & Personal Bankruptcy

Difficulties in paying the money you owe can arise because of redundancy, bereavement or a career change or because you have over-stretched your finances by taking out too many loans and other forms of credit.


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Chris is the founding Partner of Else Solicitors and has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial solicitor dealing mainly with commercial disputes. He is also an accredited Mediator.

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Chris Else

Managing Partner

Andy has considerable experience in all areas of commercial and property litigation, including commercial contract disputes.

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Andy Rudkin

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution

Louise has considerable experience in all areas of Commercial, Property Litigation, Dispute Resolution.

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Louise Sackey

Associate - Dispute Resolution

Amiee joined Else Solicitors in 2014 in the Dispute Resolution department, and was promoted to Associate in July 2018.

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Amiee O’Toole

Associate - Dispute Resolution

Daniel recently qualified as a solicitor after completing his two year training contract with Else Solicitors in the Dispute Resolution department team.

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Daniel Woodall

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

How can we help?

Get in touch.

At Else, we are specialists when it comes to business debt restructuring practices and insolvency legislation.

If you would like to speak to one of our business recovery solicitors contact 01283 526200. Alternatively, you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.