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Alteration of Judicial Titles

Alteration of Judicial Titles

The Alteration of Judicial Titles (Registrar in Bankruptcy of the High Court) Order 2018 comes into force on 26 February 2018. The SI provides that the name of the office of “Registrar in Bankruptcy of the High Court” is changed to “Insolvency and Companies Court Judge”. Consequential amendments to existing legislation is made in the SI. The explanatory memorandum provides that the purpose of the name change is to provide judicial titles which better reflect what the current registrars in bankruptcy do, provide clarity to court users and to bring the titles of these judicial offices in line with the name of the Bankruptcy and Companies Courts in which these judges sit. A letter from Chief Registrar Briggs in furtherance of the changes can be found here. The letter further states that the introduction of the 2018 Insolvency Practice Direction is imminent and will further expand the insolvency jurisdiction… Read more


Carillion declares insolvency

Carillion declares insolvency

On 15 January 2018, a winding up order was made against Carillion Plc and the court appointed the Official Receiver as the liquidator. The Insolvency Service has issued a press release to advise employees, suppliers and creditors of next steps.  To ensure continuity of public services, the companies… Read more


The New Debt Recovery Protocol

The New Debt Recovery Protocol

Are you ready for 1st October 2017?  It has been a long time coming but the new debt recovery protocol (“the Protocol”) comes into force in a little under one week and may significantly increase the time it takes you to recover outstanding debts due from individuals.  The… Read more