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Help for Directors

All businesses face the occasional financial crisis but when they become a critical problem you need to know exactly where you stand. In our help for directors section, you will find specific information for answering your questions around if you are insolvent, what you need to do if you are and how it will affect you.

Creditors Voluntary Liquidation

What is known as Creditors Voluntary Liquidation is the process that most businesses must go through if they are insolvent. It can be a difficult time for everyone involved, so we have created this special section of our site to give you the important facts about CVLs in a clear and down to earth way so you can see where you stand.

Members Voluntary Liquidation

This is when your company is still solvent, but you (and your fellow directors) decide it is time to call it a day and retire or move on to the next stage of your lives.  With an MVL, you will release the assets and use these funds to pay off the creditors before returning the remaining funds to the shareholders.

Insolvency, Liquidation, Recovery support for Partnerships

Insolvency Practitioner for Partnerships

Insolvency, Liquidation, Recovery support for Partnerships
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Insolvency, Liquidation, Recovery support for Partnerships

Is your business structured as a Partnership?

Is the Partnership close to insolvency?

Are you concerned about your personal position?


As Partnership Insolvency specialists, we’re perfectly placed to help.  We’ll sit down with you and explain your three main options.  You can -

Once you’ve agreed which is the best option for your Partnership, we’ll act for you to ensure the most satisfactory outcome.

Important note - You and your partners will almost certainly be personally liable.  In this case, you may well need to ask us for personal insolvency advice.


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Personal Bankruptcy

What is bankruptcy? You’re declared bankrupt if you’re unable to pay off your debts. How does this happen? There are three distinct ... more

Individual Voluntary Arrangements | Smart Business Recovery

What is an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) This happens when you agree with your creditors a payment plan.  This legally binding proposal is ... more

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Are you a Partner in a business that’s close to insolvency?  Find out more about the choices you have.  Remember - we’re here to help.

Call us on 0116 2325117 (Leicester), 01926 671891 (Warwick), 02476 017639 (Coventry), 01604 263179 (Northampton) or email us on