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“Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes”

Companies can fail for a variety of reasons and there are times when honest and hard-working individuals find they can no longer trade out of their difficulties. However, creditors are understandably disgruntled when one company falls into liquidation and the second company seemingly starts up overnight with the same directors but importantly with no obligation […]

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Summit Law LLP secures top accolade from national Law Society(1)

Central London law firm Summit Law LLP has retained its national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards. To gain and retain Lexcel

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“POST BREXIT – HOW DO I RECOVER A DEBT FROM A CLIENT IN EUROPE?”

Introduction So you did some work for a client in Madrid and you are based in England. In the event of non-payment, how do you recover the sum due to you under your invoice for professional accountancy services provided? Prior to the regulations referred to below, if a small business or consumer needed to recover

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When You Have Not Been Reasonably Provided For (Case Study of a Claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975) (“the Inheritance Act”)

In late 2014 Summit Law LLP was approached by a client. He was a young man, just 18 at the time and unfortunately his father had died. Our client was distressed. After his father’s death a Will materialised leaving a small legacy to him and other small legacies to friends and other family of the

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Costs of providing documents pursuant to Section 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986 not recoverable from the insolvency estate as the duty is a ‘public duty’

The High Court case of Harvest Finance Ltd (in liquidation) v Cannons Law Practice LLP and another [2014] EWHC 4327 (Ch) considered whether an order should be made that the costs incurred by a law firm in providing documents be met by the insolvent estate (the liquidator had applied for an order pursuant to section

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Bankruptcy threshold rises to £5,000

The bankruptcy threshold will increase to £5,000 for creditors’ bankruptcy petitions presented after 1 October 2015 as set out in the Insolvency Act 1986 (Amendment) Order 2015. Should a bankruptcy petition be presented prior to this date, the current minimum bankruptcy level of £750 will apply. Whilst debtors will welcome the move, creditors wishing to

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