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Publications: Restructuring and Insolvency

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Woe for Woolworths Employees – Collective Redundancies and the meaning of “establishment”

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has released its judgment in the case of USDAW and another v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation) (“Woolworths”), Ethel Austin Ltd (“Ethel Austin”) and another (C-80/14) (the "Woolworths Case”), which concerned the meaning of "establishment" in the European Collective Redundancies Directive (Directive 98/59/EC) (the “Directive”) as implemented by the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (“TULRCA”).

(Publication Date: Thu 07 May 2015)

Dwelling on a bankrupt’s house: issues with probate and s283A Insolvency Act 1986

Looks at issues that need to be considered by the trustee in bankruptcy in relation to probate and section 283A Insolvency Act 1986.

(Publication Date: Fri 24 Oct 2014)

Bankruptcy - Vesting of causes of action, hybrid claims & limitation

Following the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the Trustee in Bankruptcy upon his appointment. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate, especially when the bankrupt has a cause of action at the date of his bankruptcy.

(Publication Date: Fri 03 Oct 2014)

Game Station: Court of Appeal rules on the treatment of rent as an administration expense

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in Jervis v Pillar Denton; re Game Station on 24 February 2014.

(Publication Date: Thu 27 Feb 2014)

Phoenix companies – prohibited names

When a limited liability company fails and a director of that business continues to trade under the same or a similar name after its failure there is often disquiet. This is particularly the case where the director is thought to have acquired the assets of the company at a knock-down price from the liquidator of the old company, despite the company leaving a raft of unpaid creditors.

(Publication Date: Thu 29 Aug 2013)

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