‘The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – A Practical Guide’ by Stephen Allinson
Published: August 2020
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The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 has been described as the most significant piece of insolvency legislation since the seminal Insolvency Act 1986.
This first book to be published specifically on the Act, guides the reader through all the provisions and analyses each one from a practical point of view. It will be required reading for anyone who practices in this area as a lawyer or insolvency professional. Each of the major sections of the Act is considered in a separate chapter and the salient points explained with particular emphasis on the practical consequences. With no case law to interpret the Act as yet, it is important that all professionals look at the background and rationale of the Act to see how it could affect professional advice and it will be a very useful guide for all commercial lawyers, as well as insolvency practitioners themselves. A number of the changes also affect litigation practice in the commercial disputes arena. Undoubtedly the demand will increase for proactive and commercial legal and professional advice when financial difficulties are faced.
Against the background of the current economic challenges, this legislation was enacted very swiftly and a number of the reforms are, of course, a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Act seeks to respond to the present problems with a series of temporary remedies, but it also goes further than that and develops insolvency and restructuring practice on a permanent basis at many levels. Two new permanent “rescue” regimes are created and so all who practice in this area will need to be fully aware of the circumstances in which they may be relevant in order to best advise their clients.
Written by Stephen Allinson, a very experienced lawyer, lecturer and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and currently the Chairman of the Board of the Insolvency Service, this book will be a very welcome addition to resources in this ever developing sector.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Allinson has specialised in credit, debt, restructuring and insolvency work since 1987, and has extensive experience in dealing with the full range of these procedures. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, he was a Business Recovery and Insolvency partner at a major law firm heading up a team of over 50 legal professionals undertaking national debt and insolvency contracts in both the private and public sectors.
Stephen was appointed Chairman of the Board of The Insolvency Service in January 2017 and is also the Chairman of the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB); one of the Chairmen of the Methodist Church Disciplinary Process; a Tutor at the University of Law and formerly the Deputy Independent Examiner for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is the author of ‘Enforcement of a Judgment’, widely regarded as the leading practitioner work on this subject, and also a contributor to leading legal educational publications and practical insolvency texts in both the corporate and personal insolvency arenas.
Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – Moratoriums Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Three – Temporary Provisions Concerning Moratoriums Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Four – Moratoriums and the Lender Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Five – Restructuring Plans Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Six – How Suppliers and Contractors Are Affected by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Seven – Wrongful Trading and Directors’ Duties Generally Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Eight – Statutory Demands, Winding Up Petitions and Orders Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Nine – Company Filings Under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
Chapter Ten – Further Changes on the Horizon?