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Welcome to our free industry leading guide on Company Administrations and Pre Packs. Whether you are a director, business owner or other interested party - we can help.

Francis Wilks & Jones solicitors have been advising business owners and directors on all types of Company Rescue and Company Administration scenarios since 2002. We are the leading UK legal experts in company administrations and pre packs.

Our brilliant team can help take the stress and guess work out of an insolvent company situation. As a law firm with over 20 years’ experience in company rescue, we are different to many of the firms advertising on the internet.

  • Our aim is always to work with the company and achieve the best outcome for the directors and business owners.
  • We help make sure you choose the the right legal process – and also work with the right third party professionals including insolvency practitioners.

This comprehensive guide will take you through the key aspects of the Company Administration and Pre Pack procedures and provide links to other useful company rescue content on our website.

For more immediate help – call one of our expert company rescue lawyers today for a free consultation. Or simply call partners Tim Francis or James Roberts for immediate help and a free consultation.

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Company Administration – an overview

1. Company Administration – an overview
2. Applying for an administration.
3. What is Company Administration?
4. The benefits of the company administration process

The key sections of the Insolvency Act 1986 explained

Overview of the Insolvency Act 1986 – Schedule B1.
Summary of main sections of the Insolvency Act

10 Key benefits of Company Administration

10 reasons why the Administration procedure can help

How to start the Administration process

What is a notice of intention to appoint in administration?

What is a Qualifying Floating charge holder?

What is a qualifying floating charge holder or QFCH?

Who can appoint an Administrator?

Who can appoint a company administrator?

How does Administration work in practice?

How does Administration work in practice?

Length of a company Administration

How long can a company be in Administration?
How long does the administration process last?

Staffing and employment issues

What happens to staff and employees in a company Administration?
What are employee rights in an Administration?
TUPE and the Company Administration process explained

Pre Pack Administrations

What is a pre pack Administration?
How does a pre pack Administration differ from a normal company administration?
New Rules for Scrutiny of Pre-Pack Administration Sales

Administration v Company Voluntary Administration

What are the main differences between a company administration and a CVA?

Administration v winding up

What is the difference between Administration and Winding up?

What are Administrator’s key duties in an Administration?

Administrator’s key duties in Administration

How to exit the Administration process

What are the key exit routes out of company administration?
What does it mean when a company is brought out of administration?
What are the options for a company during and after administration?

Help for Creditors

Priority of payments made in an Administration
What can a creditor do if it is owed money in a company administration?

How much does an administration cost?

How much does an administration cost?

Director Duties and conduct investigations

Can a director’s conduct be investigated in an Administration?
What duty does a director have to cooperate with the Administrator?

Company Administrations – Frequently asked questions

1. Why you should always use professional lawyers and Administrators
2. When is the best time for a company to enter Administration?
3. What are the Advantages and disadvantages of Administration?
4. Is administration only available for larger companies?
5. Administration name change

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Key contacts

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